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    Default Military could run out of money by next month if budget is not passed


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    (July 14) -- Warning that the military could run out of money as early as next month, the Pentagon is putting pressure on Congress to pass the wartime budget before lawmakers leave for the August break.

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates was "disappointed that the Congress did not pass the defense supplemental before the July Fourth break," Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said at a press briefing today.

    The Pentagon is seeking another $33 billion to cover ongoing wartime operations, which will also help pay for President Barack Obama's plan to send another 30,000 troops in Afghanistan.
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    Defense Secretary Robert Gates has warned that the military is running out of funds and was disappointed that Congress did not pass the defense budget before the July Fourth break.


    Without that additional money, the various branches of the military will have to use funds from the regular budget to fund critical ongoing military operations. Siphoning money from the regular budget is only a stopgap, however.

    "[A]bsent more drastic action, we project that certain Army and Marine Corps accounts will run dry in August," Morrell told reporters. He added that the Defense Department is drawing up contingency plans in case the supplemental spending bill isn't passed in August.

    As in previous years, getting Congress to pass the supplemental spending bill before money runs short can turn into a game of chicken; Gates has already warned twice this year that the department was running out of funds. "We're sadly getting used to this fire drill," Morrell said.
    "Needless to say, all of this is extraordinarily disruptive to the department," he added.


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    Default Re: Military could run out of money by next month if budget is not passed

    That's bad...

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    Default Re: Military could run out of money by next month if budget is not passed

    Sharon Weinberger is a MILF. Thanks EASJR1991!

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    Default Re: Military could run out of money by next month if budget is not passed

    Quote Originally Posted by flyboy2112 View Post
    Sharon Weinberger is a MILF. Thanks EASJR1991!
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    Default Re: Military could run out of money by next month if budget is not passed

    So I don't really think we need to support that much money going into doing something that Obama said he wasn't going to do. YOu know, the whole sending more troops to the Middle East.

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    The two illegal and unjust wars we are currently in need to end. The military epitomizes the problem of "big government."

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    Default Re: Military could run out of money by next month if budget is not passed

    How come is running out of money? In case if you didn't hear this before but %70 of the taxes money is going to the military. If its true that mean we running out of taxes too.


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    Default Re: Military could run out of money by next month if budget is not passed

    Considering taxes have been the lowest since the 1950s and military spending is insane, I could see us running out.

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    Default Re: Military could run out of money by next month if budget is not passed

    Oh the 650 billion they spend each year isn't enough.

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    Default Re: Military could run out of money by next month if budget is not passed

    Well if you consider the fact that when you use a bullet, bomb, flare, grenade, tank of petrol e.t.c You can't reuse it then I'm not suprise it costs alot of money.

    Plus you have to feed, clothe, pay and transport all the troops.
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    Lol waste of time and ever ending flow of money... all well i mean it can't make the deficit that much worse right?
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    Default Re: Military could run out of money by next month if budget is not passed

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    So I don't really think we need to support that much money going into doing something that Obama said he wasn't going to do. YOu know, the whole sending more troops to the Middle East.
    Nah, he said he wanted to focus on Afghanistan during the campaign.
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    Default Re: Military could run out of money by next month if budget is not passed

    Quote Originally Posted by Berserker View Post
    Nah, he said he wanted to focus on Afghanistan during the campaign.
    Yeah I thought he said that he wanted troops out of Iraq and more in Afghanistan?


    Anyways we need our taxes to go up so badly in the United States.

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    Default Re: Military could run out of money by next month if budget is not passed

    Bleed 'em dry.

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    I may have missed something, but why is Congress stalling on this?
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