Ron Paul's Bid to End Afghan War Funding Blocked by GOP Reps. whom the Tea
Submitted by bobbyw24 on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:06
in a.. Peace / War
vote(02-22) 04:00 PST Washington - -- Amid a battle in the House over how to
cut billions in spending, liberal Rep. Barbara Lee of Oakland joined
conservative Republicans Ron Paul of Texas and Walter Jones of North
Carolina last week on a bill that could save more than $100 billion a year
by ending the war in Afghanistan.
But they confront an even stranger coalition that opposes a quick pullout:
President Obama and most of the 87 newly elected House Republicans, many of
whom are backed by the Tea Party.