Sunday, February 10, 2008

2009 budget highlights

Some of the highlights of President Bush’s new 2009 budget:

Defense: The core Pentagon budget - not counting emergency funds for wars overseas- would grow to $515.4 billion, a $35.9 billion increase over current funding. Included is $20.5 billion to expand the Army and Marines to ease the strain on these services and allow more time for troops to stay home between tours overseas such as Iraq or Afghanistan.

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