With All Eyes on the Bailout, House Passes Trillion-Dollar Defense Bill

More wars, more empire. While at home people are being kicked out of their houses their jobs and robbed by the banksters for every cent they have with no end to their financial slavery, their masters just plundered the tax till some more to wage wars on innocents for their oil. When will it end? When will the Americans say enough.

On Wednesday, the House passed a mammoth defense bill by a 392-39 vote. It’s expected to clear the Senate with little difficulty next week.

It was part of a trillion-dollar stop-gap measure to keep programs running through next March, allowing lawmakers to skip town without passing a final budget. The Associated Press reports, “The legislation came together in a remarkably secret process that concentrated decision-making power in the hands of a few lawmakers.”

In keeping with the tradition of recent years, Bush held a gun to his own head and threatened to pull the trigger if his demands weren’t met. According to the AP, “To earn President Bush’s signature rather than a veto, House and Senate negotiators dropped several provisions he opposed. They include a ban on private interrogators in U.S. military detention facilities and what would have amounted to congressional veto power over a security pact with Iraq.”

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