WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $109 billion wartime emergency spending bill on a vote of 78-20, but the bill is substantially larger than the sum President Bush had requested.In other words, $14.5 billion dollars in pork projects were added into the bill; that's over 14% of everything that's in there. It's sick that Congressmen are doing this, and it's nice to see the President finally take action; he has never used his veto for any reason so far, and the spending of this administration has been out of control.
The president has lodged a veto threat if the product out of House-Senate negotiations comes in above $94.5 billion. Last month, the House passed its version of the emergency supplemental bill with a $92.2 billion price tag. The extra $2.3 billion was assigned for possible bird flu containment efforts.
Now let's see if he actually stays true to his word.