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12-12-2014, 05:58 PM
Budget Deal! Plus a few extras..
Preventing a totally preventable gov't shutdown apparently required a 1600 page bill which included the following:

5) $479 MILLION FOR WARPLANES THAT THE PENTAGON DIDN’T ASK FOR

4) $93 MILLION CUT FROM THE WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC) NUTRITION PROGRAM

3) NULLIFICATION OF VOTER-BACKED MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IN D.C.

2) THE BILL THAT CITIGROUP WROTE

1) MORE BIG MONEY IN POLITICS

This is why we can't have nice things. Facepalm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh5yCKlK2Ak#t=330

5 Awful Things Congress Snuck into the Omnibus Budget Deal

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12-12-2014, 07:37 PM
RE: Budget Deal! Plus a few extras..
I wish we could withold paying taxes until they get their shit together.
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12-12-2014, 07:51 PM
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(12-12-2014 07:37 PM)pablo Wrote:  I wish we could withold paying taxes until they get their shit together.

I wish we would just vote.

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12-12-2014, 08:06 PM
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(12-12-2014 07:51 PM)evenheathen Wrote:  
(12-12-2014 07:37 PM)pablo Wrote:  I wish we could withold paying taxes until they get their shit together.

I wish we would just vote.

I tried that. It didn't work. Sad

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12-12-2014, 08:46 PM
RE: Budget Deal! Plus a few extras..
FWIW, number 4 on that list was done at the request of the Department of Health and Human Services. They wanted the money transferred to another program. By law, they can't just move money around in their budget so Congress has to approve the change, which they did.

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12-12-2014, 08:49 PM
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(12-12-2014 08:46 PM)BnW Wrote:  FWIW, number 4 on that list was done at the request of the Department of Health and Human Services. They wanted the money transferred to another program. By law, they can't just move money around in their budget so Congress has to approve the change, which they did.

So where did the money go?

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13-12-2014, 07:07 AM
RE: Budget Deal! Plus a few extras..
I think a lot of it went to the SNAP program.

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