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P.L. 111-242, The Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (10 comments ↓ | 11 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2011, and for other purposes.

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Steve Welch

July 7, 2009, 9:23pm (report abuse)

STOP SPENDING MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!

C.P.-Texas

July 20, 2009, 11:26pm (report abuse)

What can we do to get Hilliary to retire? Oh wait Obama has already done that.

Aaron Young

October 4, 2010, 11:59am (report abuse)

STOP SPENDING OUR MONEY!!!!!!!!

Jean-Idaho

October 4, 2010, 1:53pm (report abuse)

The rest of the nation has to live on a budget, SO DOES THE GOVERNMENT!!!!

STOP spending what we do not have....

Shorty,Idaho

October 4, 2010, 1:58pm (report abuse)

The rest of the nation has to live on a budget, so does the Government.

Stop spending what we do not have.

JW DC

October 11, 2010, 6:15am (report abuse)

Continuing resolutions are passed (usually multiple times)before the actual budget for the new fiscal year is finalized. The CR is saving you money because the expenditures would be higher if the budget had been passed. Without the CR the Defense Dept would have no budget, no authorization to spend money.

wilder11354

October 11, 2010, 10:08pm (report abuse)

Deceased Senator Byrds family is swimming in tax payers money now. See Item #131 in full bill. #193,400 dollars to each of his kids and grand kids. What?!, didn't the senator do what he had to do own his own to take care of his family financialy?

dja

November 8, 2010, 10:12am (report abuse)

Do we really need to ask/respond?!

River Lady

November 8, 2010, 11:34am (report abuse)

Why are we spending money for all of these foreign countries? We desperately need to take care of our own people and infrastructure. Our tax money being spent on other countries is a crime. Congress members sneaking in freebies for themselves should be made public. Get out of these inane wars. Stop wasting money on the space program. We are not going to live on Mars or the Moon. The space station is a huge waste of money. There are so many programs wasting monies while our citizens are hurting. No COLA for the seniors again, but send the money overseas. Create jobs with our tax money, pay back Social Security and quit pandering to the corporations. Congressmen already get the best medical benefits, retirement income, etc. etc. Please quit gouging those that sent you to WA D.C. Truly represent us honestly.

Michael Vu

November 8, 2010, 2:48pm (report abuse)

I think that money makes the more go!!!Don't worry be happy!

MONEY IS PASSPORT TO EVERYTHING...

Michael

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