Post-Veto War Supplemental Must Eliminate Pork and Support Troops
Publication Date: May 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Keywords: Budget; supplemental; war funding
Coverage: United States
President George W. Bush was right to veto the war supplemental funding bill. In his second veto since taking office, the President rejected a bill that contained an unconstitutional usurpation of presidential authority as commander in chief and, by adding billions of dollars in pork and pet programs, made a mockery of the new Congress's pledges to return to fiscal discipline.