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  •  Congress authorizes AND "appropriates" (2+ / 0-)
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    furi kuri, fladem

    Ok, so I read the polls.

    by andgarden on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 08:05:53 AM PST

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    •  Appropriates is just a form of Authorization (1+ / 0-)
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      Authorizing spending subject to a debt limit, does not mean the debt limit automatically is increased if the two are in comnflict, it means that spending needs to be reduced to stay within the limit.  Authorizations of spending are authorization to spend up to some limit (subject to the debt limit), it does not mean the authorized money must be spent.

      The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

      by nextstep on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 11:07:18 AM PST

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