President Obama vetoed Thursday (10.22.15) a defense spending bill, because it would not allow Guantanamo prisoners to be moved to the United States, thus preventing him from closing the base, which was one of his original campaign promises. The bill had a pay raise for our military, too. A huge outcry is coming from folks on the Hill against him for playing politics with our national security needs.

1. Soldiers’ pay raise vetoed


2. Playing politics with defense needs

Via Lawmakers are lashing out at the Obama administration for vetoing on Thursday a major defense spending bill that would provide the U.S. military with a pay raise.

While the House and Senate approved the massive defense bill known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Obama vetoed it Thursday afternoon over a passage that would prevent terrorist detainees held at Guantanamo Bay from being transferred to the United States.

The NDAA also provides funding to most American military operations and defense efforts across the globe, including efforts to battle the Islamic State (IS) and other terrorist groups.

The White House and congressional Democrats also have opposed the legislation because it would provide an additional $38 billion boost to U.S. defense efforts, which they claim surpasses previously approved budgets caps.

“During these perilous times, the last thing we need is uncertainty surrounding the funding of our national security priorities,” Rep. Vern Buchanan (R., Fla.) said. “Our soldiers are not props for a press release—they deserve to be properly funded and supported by our country.” Via


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