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P.L. 110-161, The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (8 comments ↓ | 8 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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Making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008.

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C M

December 18, 2007, 11:59pm (report abuse)

Lets get a budget passed, or cut the pay of Congress for not doing their jobs.

Janice Petersen

December 25, 2007, 4:29pm (report abuse)

Congress is not doing their job. I agree with cutting their pay for jobs undone. I would like to also see attendence an issue for pay.

Jan S

December 27, 2007, 7:00pm (report abuse)

So what part of NO FUNDS for the war do you NOT understand?

NO BLOOD FOR POLITICS!

The Democrats just bought themselves a war - Now Georgie Porgie King wanna be has friends to play ith in their blood pool

Starchild

December 30, 2007, 5:16am (report abuse)

I think the following steps would help:

-zero-based budgeting (don't base agency budgets on previous-year allotments, but make them justify their needs from scratch)

-cut pay AND benefits of Congress AND executive branch officials. Start with the highest-income -- nobody in public service should be making a six-figure salary at taxpayer expense when some of those taxpayers are living on minimum wages and just scraping by.

-pass a line-item veto

-prohibit earmarks

-require members of Congress to read all legislation before voting on it (would slow down the flurry of bills, and thus slow down spending)

C. Taylor

December 31, 2007, 5:03pm (report abuse)

It is just one giant cookie jar that our Congress spends & spends & spends with absolutely no regard for our future generations. Once in office they forget all of their promises & are bought off by the lobbyists and special interest groups. We need to help our own country & people & forget about trying to rule the world. They turn their backs on us anyhow. I totally agree with "Starchild" plus would like to see the electoral college eliminated & go to popular vote. That eliminates a lot of room for payoffs. If the millions spent on campaigning (for power) were used for a humanitarian purpose, in our own country, it would be a wonderful thing.

Pat H.

January 3, 2008, 6:34pm (report abuse)

I object to all the money going out to these countries and our country and people are going to you know where in a hand basket. The retires are have a time meeting bills. People are losing jobs because of being sent over seas with out GOVERNMENTS blessings.

Cher B.

January 8, 2008, 6:07pm (report abuse)

Starchild is right on. Stop flooding this nation with immigrants that only suck us dry with all the freebies they receive especially out of Social Security. That's right, they are draining social security to support these people who get low interest loans to start businesses and they do NOT pay income tax for up to 10 years. We do not want a war. It is bankrupting this country and ruining the future of our children and grandchildren. We need Health Care for tax paying citizens. I am fed up. Vote for CHANGE and if we don't get it this time the country is lost.

Karl K.

March 10, 2008, 1:02pm (report abuse)

Notice how the Congress sneaked in a provision to amend the Civil Service Retirement system for Customs and Border Protection Officers by amending Section 8331 of Title 5. I'll bet 99% of Congressmen didn't even know what they were voting for; but they managed to gut the feeder of talent & experience that CBPO normally gets from retired prison guards, retired state police and the like. Try to stop the flow of illegal immigrants now without a cadre of experienced people to serve!! Ha, what idiots!

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