Monday, July 13, 2009

CCAGW to Obama: Veto of Defense Bill First Test of Fiscal Backbone

Citizens Against Government Waste came out swinging last week urging President Obama to make good on his promise to veto the Defense Authorization bill if Congress leaves in funding for the alternate engine as well as additional F-22's.

“This will be a test of the President’s mettle,” said CCAGW President Tom Schatz. “The President targeted both of these programs as wasteful and unnecessary. The Office of Management and Budget’s June 24 Statement of Administration Policy (SAP) warned of a veto if Congress included funding for the F-22 and JSF alternate engine in defense funding bills. Congress thumbed its nose at him and taxpayers are about to discover whether President Obama intends to keep his promise to slice $17 billion from the bloated budget.”

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