Bush To Veto Homeland Security Bill
Posted by nytexan on June 16, 2007
CRAWFORD, Texas — President Bush warned Congress on Saturday that he will use his veto power to stop runaway government spending.
“The American people do not want to return to the days of tax-and-spend policies,” Bush said in his radio address.
Interesting statement by Bush. Let’s look at one of the many overpriced Bills past by the 109th Congress that Bush approved:
Official Title of Legislation:
HR 2985: Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes.
– $1.1 billion for the salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives
– $785.55 million for the salaries and expenses of the Senate
– $482.4 million for the Government Accountability Office
– $428.48 million for the Architect of the Capitol
– $395.74 million for the Library of Congress
– $249.46 million for the Capitol Police
– $123.43 million for the Government Printing Office
– $100.92 million for the Congressional Research Service
TOTAL $3.85 billion to the Legislative Branch for fiscal year 2006. Bush signed this piece of crap on 8/2/05
Here are some of the items from the Homeland Security Bill that Bush will so gleefully veto:
- Hire 3,000 additional border agents
- Improve explosive detection at airports
- Provides money to double the amount of cargo screened on passenger aircraft.
And why is Bush going to veto this very important bill?
The administration, hoping to appease Republicans who demand fiscal restraint, has pledged to keep overall spending to the level in Bush’s proposed budget in February.
So we now get to forgo our safety so Bush can suck up to his base. Priceless.
During the 108th and 109th Congress the only bill Bush vetoed was stem cell. Now with the Democratic controlled 110th Congress Bush is veto happy.
Tell me who’s playing politics here. I guess Homeland Secutrity really is a joke.