Why do we keep seeing this? When the Republican Presidential Candidate see us in Iraq for 100 years (it really doesn’t matter what the role is), how can the budget for these operations still be an emergency appropriation?
Not an Emergency – washingtonpost.com
FIVE YEARS into paying for two wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s outrageous that so much of the financing continues to be approved outside the normal budget process, through “emergency” spending bills that must be passed, must be passed in a hurry and therefore must risk ending up as vehicles for other initiatives. Some of these are worthy, but they hardly count as “emergencies” that should be exempt from the ordinary give-and-take of budget negotiations or from the rules that require new mandatory spending programs to be paid for in some way.
The emergency was over in 2004…and America blinked.