Grijalva: "If You’re Serious About Fiscal Responsibility, Oppose Afghan Funds"
June 30, 2010 at 3:35PM
Congressman Raul Grijalva has joined with three colleagues—Reps. Michael Honda, John Conyers and Alan Grayson—to issue a challenge on funding for the war in Afghanistan: It is disingenuous to say the president’s request for more Afghan war funding is an “emergency” supplemental. The only “emergency” is this: In funding the longest war in history, we are forcing America to borrow more from China, expanding the deficit, increasing wasteful government spending, undermining our budgetary process, risking Social Security and cementing governmental debts that military leaders call our number one national security threat.