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house Bill H. Res. 983

Should the House Express That Stopgap, Continuing Resolution Funding Bills Undermine the Military's Readiness?

Argument in favor

There’s broad, bipartisan agreement that the budgeting process in Congress isn’t working and the frequency of blanket, short-term funding extensions in recent years has undermined the U.S. military’s readiness, put servicemembers at risk, and emboldened America’s adversaries.

Nancy's Opinion
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07/09/2018
MAINLY FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION -----GET RID OF THEM AND A LOT OF RISKS WOULD BE ELIMINATED!!!
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Mart's Opinion
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07/10/2018
Yes on actually doing your Constitutional duty to pass an ACTUAL budget, but BS on the gravest threats! We have no enemies but ourselves. Stop using “national security” to scare us into crony capitalism for military spending! Pull out of every area that is not US territory, cut spending on everything military and use for infrastructure, and then you can even lower my taxes!
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bobo541's Opinion
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07/10/2018
The actual spending of the U.S. military must be stated definitelvely and not placed in continuing resolutions to push back the deadline.
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Argument opposed

Rather than passing a non-binding, “statement” resolution about how bad short-term continuing resolutions are for the military the House should spend its time sending appropriations bills to the Senate so such a resolution is unnecessary in the future.

Alison's Opinion
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07/10/2018
Rein in the orange Sabre-rattler and we’ll all be safer. Our military budget is obscene.
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CitizenWoman's Opinion
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07/10/2018
Spend your time crafting a proper spending resolution this is a waste of time and political grandstanding
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BeStrong's Opinion
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07/10/2018
Oh for Pete Damn Sake. We aren’t in danger from the OUTSIDE. We are in danger from the INSIDE. Hate speech, fear rhetoric, a constant stream of televised POTUS-delivered insanity, all intended to ignite our weaker selves. This President has divided us and activated idiocy. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself Mr Trump. Way to grandstand on the Hill though. This is a nothing non-binding bit o show.
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    IntroducedJuly 6th, 2018
    MAINLY FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION -----GET RID OF THEM AND A LOT OF RISKS WOULD BE ELIMINATED!!!
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    Rein in the orange Sabre-rattler and we’ll all be safer. Our military budget is obscene.
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    Spend your time crafting a proper spending resolution this is a waste of time and political grandstanding
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    Oh for Pete Damn Sake. We aren’t in danger from the OUTSIDE. We are in danger from the INSIDE. Hate speech, fear rhetoric, a constant stream of televised POTUS-delivered insanity, all intended to ignite our weaker selves. This President has divided us and activated idiocy. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself Mr Trump. Way to grandstand on the Hill though. This is a nothing non-binding bit o show.
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    The House should get its act together and act as a professional body that uses negotiation and compromise to create a budget that is acceptable to the majority of Americans.
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    More fear-mongering about how the military needs special treatment so that the war machine can profit off increased funding. No more special treatment for sacred cows.
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    Yes on actually doing your Constitutional duty to pass an ACTUAL budget, but BS on the gravest threats! We have no enemies but ourselves. Stop using “national security” to scare us into crony capitalism for military spending! Pull out of every area that is not US territory, cut spending on everything military and use for infrastructure, and then you can even lower my taxes!
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    Every pol I ever heard talk about the budget insisted they were capable of managing it...so do your job! Congress should not operate on autopilot. This leaves them with too much free time, and you know what they say about idle hands!
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    When are we going to start worrying about taking care of our citizens and skip the damn military? We have very serious problems that the military budget could solve. Let's do that. We've got the biggest military in the world. C'mon. The fearmongering is to pad the pockets of the people who profit from war. Do you think that we don't know that?
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    The actual spending of the U.S. military must be stated definitelvely and not placed in continuing resolutions to push back the deadline.
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    This resolution sounds like someone wants to add it to their resume for re-election. Now about those kittens....
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    I would prefer for the Congress to do its job and stop trying to score points. The majority in Congress needs to start working with the minority.
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    Remove trump and it fixes itself
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    Are you going to DO anything about it?
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    I could understand if the money was actually going to the troops, but it never does.
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    All the Government should have a two year budget
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    We do not need an increase of military budget.
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    I think that if all funding stops and people stop getting paid and go home it would lead to compromise, because who wants to be blamed when all government activity stops.
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    I'm confused by the wording here, is this asking for less defense spending or more? I'm definitely against more spending
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    They can use all the obfuscation they want, visible in the language of this resolution, hiding behind our soldiers to entrench the military budget as untouchable. No, the American people should and will have a say in how much is spent on the military.
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