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GOP looks to cut Bush's spending


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Nov 14, 2004
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Critical Republicans Look to Cut Bush's $82 Billion War Request


By Mike Allen and Josh White
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, February 17, 2005; Page A04

House Republican leaders said yesterday that they may cut some of the nonmilitary parts of President Bush's $82 billion budget request for Iraq and anti-terrorism efforts because they are not emergencies.

The sharp comments they made in challenging the budget request marked an abrupt departure from the deference the Republicans have shown Bush on earlier war funding. Party members said they are determined to reassert their authority over the budget at a time when the White House is accusing lawmakers of being big spenders. The main target of the rebellious Republicans is a request for $658 million to build what would be the largest embassy in the world: a fortress in Baghdad's Green Zone that would replace the former palace complex that U.S. officials are using.

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, during a flurry of appearances on Capitol Hill, faced repeated questions from Republicans about whether the administration is trying to sneak through expenses as emergencies so they would undergo less scrutiny. GOP lawmakers also complained that the White House funding requests were too vague to analyze.
Keep em in check! Way to go....

Bush might be an outstanding President, but he is still a politician and will purge what he can.
vauge said:
Keep em in check! Way to go....

Bush might be an outstanding President, but he is still a politician and will purge what he can.
That is by far the best laugh I've had all day. :lol: :rofl
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