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  •  In the aclu link (3+ / 0-)
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    Betty Pinson, elwior, TexasTwister

    there is a further link entitled "Obama threatens veto".

    I clicked on that link and it says nothing about a veto.  It does say that existing codified law already allows for what the senate bill proposes, and that is the basis for Obama's objections.

    Does anyone have their own analysis of Obama's position?

    •  It's a very big authorization bill (2+ / 0-)
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      Vetwife, happymisanthropy

      It authorizes appropriations (government spending) for thousands of military programs for the Army, Navy and Air Force.

      It would be difficult for Obama to veto it, that's why they buried in this particular bill.

      Obama could veto it, forcing them to remove these provisions before sending it back to him, but the end of the Congressional session is drawing close.

      "I'll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one."

      by Betty Pinson on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 09:49:16 AM PST

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      •  best reason of all to veto it (0+ / 0-)

        and them play chicken with the senate.  If the senate doesn't come back with a clean bill, blame the lack of funding on the senate.

        But given Obama's skill at playing chicken . . . . . I think I know how this will turn out.

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