I.D. # 001983840 – Bus 187 – Tidbit #7Tidbit #7: “$196 billion sought for wars.” San Jose Mercury News, posted on 10/23/2007http://www.mercurynews.com/search/ci_7255741?IADID=Search-www.mercurynews.com-www.mercurynews.comBush asked for more money to support our troops in Iraq. He asked the congress to approve total of $196 billion. The cost of war in Iraq is currently at $150 billion and President Bush asked for another $46 billion to purchase better-armored cars and to pay for the operations. Congress and the democrats are furious that the President is vetoing the necessary bills to improve the nation and approving the war in Iraq, that is going nowhere. President Bush has vetoed the congress’s proposal of $35 billion for children’s health care. Rep. of Wisconsin, David Obey, Democrat, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, is also very unhappy that the President is willing to spend additional $46 billion on the war in Iraq but cannot afford $22 billion for better education, health, law enforcement, and science. On top of all these, President Bush stated that Congress should
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