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Tom S

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This was e-mailed by the liberty committe. My personal favorite is the baseball statium. I guess that'll make America more secure. :???:

March 14, 2005


Tomorrow evening or Wednesday morning the U.S. House will vote on the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief -- all rolled into one awful bill: H.R. 1268. We urge a "no" vote because of what the bill contains tonight. (We can only imagine what will be added during the next 24 hours when members' pet projects are funded to buy those members' votes.)

At $87.5 billion, it will be the second largest supplemental appropriations bill in the history of the world (and also of the United States); second only to the one last year. The funds will be considered "emergency" so they can ignore spending caps and the billions in new spending won't need to be offset by reducing spending elsewhere.

Here is a partial list:
1. $656 million for tsunami relief.
2. $94 million for Darfur.
3. $150 million for food aid; most to Liberia and Sudan.
4. $580 million for peacekeeping; most for Sudan.
5. $582 million to build a new American embassy in Iraq.
6. $76 million to build a new airport in Kuwait.
7. $257 million for counter drug efforts in Afghanistan.
8. $372 million for health, reconstruction and alternative development
programs to help farmers stop raising poppy.
9. $200 million in economic aid for the Palestinians.
10. $150 million for Pakistan.
11. $200 million for Jordan.
12. $34 million for Ukraine.
13. $40 million for FBI personnel in Iraq.

This emergency wartime bill will also allow the District of Columbia to use taxpayers' funds to build a new baseball stadium. Talk about an "emergency!"

What about the national ID? Well, it's not official at this moment, but the national ID bill (H.R. 418) that the House recently passed will likely be added at the last minute; thereby avoiding a separate vote by the U.S. Senate.

Yes, oppose this pork-laden emergency wartime bill because it includes the national ID, or because it clears the way for a taxpayer-financed baseball stadium, or whatever else might be added at the last minute...and you will be charged with "not supporting our troops."

Tell your U.S. representative to vote against this extortion in the name of "patriotism" and vote "no" on H.R. 1268 because you do support our troops, and don't support the billions of dollar of pork.
 

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Tried doing a Google seach on HR 1268 and not finding information contained in e-mail. Anyone else?
 

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What about the national ID? Well, it's not official at this moment, but the national ID bill (H.R. 418) that the House recently passed will likely be added at the last minute; thereby avoiding a separate vote by the U.S. Senate.

No not really; in fact I found NO mention of a Federal ID card in bill, but I suppose attempts to stop illigals from getting a already existing driver's license could be construed as a National ID by a liberal.

what it really is:

"H.R.418
Title: To establish and rapidly implement regulations for State driver's license and identification document security standards, to prevent terrorists from abusing the asylum laws of the United States, to unify terrorism-related grounds for inadmissibility and removal, and to ensure expeditious construction of the San Diego border fence.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:HR00418:mad:@@D&summ2=m&
 

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Interesting Cal and Steve. Here's the e-mail in it entirety with all the links and the works. I'll let you guys check it out and see what's going on. If it's bogus or from a liberal angle I sure want to know. Thanks.

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March 14, 2005


Tomorrow evening or Wednesday morning the U.S. House will vote on the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief -- all rolled into one awful bill: H.R. 1268. We urge a "no" vote because of what the bill contains tonight. (We can only imagine what will be added during the next 24 hours when members' pet projects are funded to buy those members' votes.)

At $87.5 billion, it will be the second largest supplemental appropriations bill in the history of the world (and also of the United States); second only to the one last year. The funds will be considered "emergency" so they can ignore spending caps and the billions in new spending won't need to be offset by reducing spending elsewhere.

Here is a partial list:
1. $656 million for tsunami relief.
2. $94 million for Darfur.
3. $150 million for food aid; most to Liberia and Sudan.
4. $580 million for peacekeeping; most for Sudan.
5. $582 million to build a new American embassy in Iraq.
6. $76 million to build a new airport in Kuwait.
7. $257 million for counter drug efforts in Afghanistan.
8. $372 million for health, reconstruction and alternative development
programs to help farmers stop raising poppy.
9. $200 million in economic aid for the Palestinians.
10. $150 million for Pakistan.
11. $200 million for Jordan.
12. $34 million for Ukraine.
13. $40 million for FBI personnel in Iraq.

This emergency wartime bill will also allow the District of Columbia to use taxpayers' funds to build a new baseball stadium. Talk about an "emergency!"

What about the national ID? Well, it's not official at this moment, but the national ID bill (H.R. 418) that the House recently passed will likely be added at the last minute; thereby avoiding a separate vote by the U.S. Senate.

Yes, oppose this pork-laden emergency wartime bill because it includes the national ID, or because it clears the way for a taxpayer-financed baseball stadium, or whatever else might be added at the last minute...and you will be charged with "not supporting our troops."

Tell your U.S. representative to vote against this extortion in the name of "patriotism" and vote "no" on H.R. 1268 because you do support our troops, and don't support the billions of dollar of pork.

To send your message, go to
http://capwiz.com/liberty/issues/alert/?alertid=7216431&type=CO

Kent Snyder
The Liberty Committee
http://www.thelibertycommittee.org

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I know there are reasons for this spending, but would it not be nice to see some of this money spent at home?

BC
 

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