Schumer: GOP didn’t object to spending for Iraq war

By David Edwards
Sunday, February 15, 2009 11:48 EDT
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Sen. Chuck Schumer called out Republicans for opposing spending to relieve the economic crisis but said that most Republican failed to oppose spending for the Iraq war when Bush was president.

“On the floor of the Senate where there was an open process, Peter, on the floor of the senate, I heard over and over again, ‘this is $1 trillion that we’re not paying for.’ I never heard that mentioned with the Iraq war, $1 trillion which we’re not paying for. I never heard it mentioned when George Bush changed a surplus of $300 billion into a deficit of or $800 billion. So, all of a sudden, the reason to be against this is deficit spending but when it was Iraq war or tax cuts for the highest income people, we never heard it,” complained Schumer.

This video is from ABC’s This Week, broadcast Feb. 15, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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