Proving once again he simply hasn’t any f*cks left to give, President Obama continues to make mince meat out of his Baracknophobic Republican foes. Just yesterday, President Obama vetoed a massive $612 billion defense policy bill in a rebuke to Congressional Republicans. The president insisted they send him a cleaner bill that involves some of his top priorities — such as closing Gitmo and limiting huge giveaways to defense contractors.
Obama says he opposes the bill because it uses “creative budget maneuvers to boost defense spending by $38 billion without increasing domestic spending; Obama wants higher spending for both,” reports ABC News:
I’m going to be sending it back to Congress and my message to them is very simple: ‘Let’s do this right,’” said Obama, as quoted by Reuters. “We’re in the midst of budget discussions. Let’s have a budget that properly funds our national security as well as economic security.
Obama also vigorously opposes the bill as written, due to provisions making it more difficult for him to close the terrorist prison base at Guantanamo Bay. The prison has been a massive taint for America, and a key campaign promise that Obama most certainly wants to fulfil before leaving office. The White House has also expressed concerns over funding equipment beyond what the military says it needs. You know — big fat defense giveaways for the defense skanks in Congress to give to their political sugar daddies, making democracy safer for their defense portfolio diversification. Naturally the president’s veto didn’t sit well with them:
This is the worst possible time for an American president to veto their national defense bill, and especially to do so for arbitrary partisan reasons,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor. (Yahoo News)
Kudos to President Obama for not letting Obama Derange Syndrome and bloated defense contractors interfere with making sound defense policy.
Featured image via Edreform.com