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Friday, March 30, 2007

Truth challenged

There are times when I think Bush is simply congenitally unable to tell the truth. He's been saying the funds for the troops will run out by April 15th. But, the Congressional Research Service says not until June or July.

In a memo to the Senate Budget Committee dated Wednesday, the congressional analysts said the Army has enough money in its existing budget to fund operations and maintenance through the end of May — about $52.6 billion. If additional transfer authority is tapped, subject to Congress approving a reprogramming request, the Army would have enough funds to make it through nearly two additional months, or toward the end of July. Using all of its transfer authority, the Army could have as much as $60.1 billion available.

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