Tuesday, May 05, 2009

More War Money Needed

Reuters reports on a request for another $92 billion in emergency funds for the war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Normally, I would let this go without so much as a comment since I generally think that we should fund the wars as necessary. But this story gives me pause now because the Administration and Congress are essentially treating the taxpayer as an ATM that has no limit. There is, I think, a distinct lack of priority to be found in the Obama Administration's agenda. President Obama cannot do everything he wants, yet we seem to be on that road, where no matter what, no matter how much it costs and no matter whether it is wise or not, Obama keeps writing checks and Congress keeps signing them without so much as a question of what is the priority.

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