House adopts McCollum measure curbing spending on military bands

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  1. Submitted by f j on 07/07/2011 - 07:57 pm.

    and this is her answer to “I think its time we ask the Pentagon to make a small sacrifice in its military budget”? That’s pathetic! We need much deeper cuts than this…

  2. Submitted by Steve Titterud on 07/08/2011 - 08:27 am.

    It’s a start. Music to my ears.

    We should have a musical theme expressing the spirit of “Full Spectrum Dominance”. Play it loudly during our numerous invasions.

    Could it be true that the only part of the military budget within our reach any more is the horn section?

    Ms. McCollum: I salute your effort, but it is too modest.

    Let’s aim to cut this monster’s budget so as to compel retraction of our policy of subordinating the sovereignty of all nations to our delusions.

  3. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 07/08/2011 - 09:15 am.

    That Betty, such a radical fiscal conservative.

  4. Submitted by greg copeland on 07/08/2011 - 12:47 pm.

    Stop picking on Betty, she is trying to do the very best she can in Washington, D.C.

    The Big Questions now are:
    Can Minnesota’s DynamicDuo of Amy and Al round up the votes in the U. S. Senate to adopt a bill with Betty’s Amendment?

    Will they even try?

    Will Amy and Al have Betty’s courage to take on both NASCAR and the Pentagon at the same time?

    Ah, The drama created our Above Average New Age Minnesota Congressional Liberals…How do they do it?

  5. Submitted by David Oyen on 07/09/2011 - 10:18 am.

    Someone needs to explain to me how this cut is significantly going to help balance the budget. It will only put musicians out of work. Yes, it is a cut to the military budget – funny how this only applies to areas which humanize the military and actually may provide some relief to our overstressed troops and provide excellent PR around the country and around the world for our military. How about something that will truly attack the deficit, like rolling back the tax levels to Clinton-Era levels. This would affect the “job creators”? News-flash. They have been paying low taxes for a decade now and haven’t created jobs. McCollum is a democrat. It is time that she start acting like one.

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