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  •  So very confused... (0+ / 0-)

    Kagro X's previous post says they're also planning on top of that $108 billion...:

    ...a measure that is expected to fund the war through the end of the Bush presidency and for nearly six months into the next president's term.

    Whereas this post says:

    But whether they decide to use the abandoned hulk of the MILCON appropriations bill or not, the plan that seems to be gelling is to bring the proposed appropriations to the floor in three parts: one package containing the $108 billion demanded by Bush; one with the proposed Democratic restrictions aimed at bringing the occupation to a close, and; one with additional domestic spending...

    So where does the funding for the extra 9 months (there are 3 months in Fiscal 2009 before the inauguration) come into the vote?

    The fact is that the average man's love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. - H.L. Mencken

    by two roads on Wed Apr 30, 2008 at 02:16:38 PM PDT

    •  I think I just had it wrong there. (1+ / 0-)
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      The vote on the war funding portion of the package will likely contain about $170 billion in spending -- the $108 billion Bush wants, and most of the balance going to fund the war into the next administration.

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