S. 1253, The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

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An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.

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    Costs: $11,271.90 per
    and increases their $162,301.27 share of the national debt by $11,271.90.
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Steve Welch

July 26, 2011, 9:58am (report abuse)

While I am in favor of a strong military, Congress has no sense when it comes to spending money. The military itself has told Congress that there are several items that they do not need such as the C-17 that the Air Force said they didn't want yet Congress passed appropriations for it any way just to so someone could get re-elected.


September 23, 2011, 6:55pm (report abuse)

I agree with Steve Welch. I am in favor of a strong Military but we need to send a message to Congress that they need to hold the line and not keep increasing appropriations (just to get elected). Until congress learns to tighten their own budget, do the work they are supposed to do and quite taken a 'recess' every other week (especially after just coming back from a month of recess) we should keep them in session and ask them to forfeit their pay and benefits until they learn to work like the rest of us Americans.


November 27, 2011, 5:00pm (report abuse)

This bill is supposed to authorize US military to detain US citizen without trial or charge.

Odell Mays

December 13, 2011, 4:55pm (report abuse)

This bill is about detaining US

citizens without a trial or

charge. WHY is the Military

retirement pay involved?WL

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