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Senators steal from US troops

October 19, 2009 – 09:35 | by Mark Urbin

The Washington Times reports:

Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops, including those fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an analysis.

Among the projects being funded at the possible cost United States Military Personnel lives is an educational institute named after the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, a Massachusetts democrat.

While most of the money taken from the operational military budget was from pork projects funded by democrats, there were some Republicans with their snouts in the pork trough, including the the two RINO senators from Maine.

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