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Obama Signs $59 Billion Dollar War Spending Bill For Afghanistan

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July 29, 2010: Associated Press Editors / Associated Press via FOX – July 29, 2010

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is signing legislation to fund his troop surge in Afghanistan.

Before Congress passed it on Tuesday, the bill was stripped of money for domestic stimulus programs. Obama was signing it in a low-key Oval Office session Thursday.

Democratic leaders had to rely on Republican support to pass the $59 billion measure, which provides money for 30,000 additional troops in Afghanistan and other programs. With Pentagon leaders warning that money for the troops could run out as early as Aug. 7, the House accepted the Senate’s pared-down version of the legislation.

The bill favored by the House would have included billions of dollars to help keep teachers on the job, provide aid for college students and enhance border security.

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: And there you have it. Have you figured out yet that it’s the same freakin’ party as the Republicans with a different color? If you go to buy a new Mustang, and one is black and the other is red, it’s still the same damn car beneath the facade of its different color! Meanwhile– SJH

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