Senate Chicken on Funding Bill

The Republicans, having a phony issue, the kind that they like best, that they think that they can run with, offshore drilling, have vowed to block everything until they get a vote on the issue.

Well, it looks like the Dems are calling their bluff, and daring them to block a troop funding bill which includes:

  • A 3.9% across-the-board pay raise for military personnel
  • A funding increase for research into traumatic brain injury treatment
  • Funding increase fortroop suicide prevention efforts
  • A $26 billion for the Defense Health Program
  • A $500 million for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.

Why does the Republican party hate the troops?

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