Obama's New Era of the DoD
The 2010 Budget for the Department of Defense(DOD) requests $533.7 billion, or an increase of four percent from the 2009 enacted level of $513.3 billion (excluding funding from the American recovery and reinvestment Act of 2009).Is it a "real" increase when they are just placing items that are normally funded by supplemental funding by Congress, in to the total? Of course not!!! It is, IMHO, a bullshit way to make it LOOK like you are increasing funding but really just...
In addition, the Budget will incorporate into the base those items previously funded in emergency supplementals that should be considered base or ongoing activities, including certain medical services, family support initiatives, security assistance to foreign governments, and enhancements to intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
*Source of Quotes: A New Era of Responsibility