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28 Senators Vote No as War Escalation Funding Passes Without Schools Money

By davidswanson - Posted on 27 May 2010

So, the Senate has passed $33.5 billion to escalate war in Afghanistan, but left out the school money that House Appropriations Chairman David Obey was going to use to shield his eyes from the blood and gore.  Of course, the House always obeys the Senate, and Obey always obeys the Democratic Party.  But he does have an alternative to passing the war escalation funding without the education money.

These senators voted No, at least 26 out of the 28 because the war was not bad enough:

NAYs ---28
Barrasso (R-WY)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Coburn (R-OK)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feingold (D-WI)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Kyl (R-AZ)
McCain (R-AZ)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Wicker (R-MS)
Wyden (D-OR)


How the hell can they rename the emergency war funding supplemental the "Disaster Relief and Summer Jobs Act of 2010." I am incredulous!

i didn't see the word Military, DoD, bombs away or anything...
in this Gov Document - perhaps there's and error somewhere?

...that you can NOT make a difference with calling, faxing, emailing, protesting, or threatening a runaway criminal government. There is no power-in-the-people anymore.

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