Did I misunderstand this?
I think I'm missing something here. Does this not say to the effect, that to spend money further on a war, Congess will have to vote on a supplemental? If so, I think we have some quick work to do! (Please explain to me why I have it wrong, because to me, it seems like a second chance for Congress to rectify their huge mistake)
Q Mr. President, good evening. Sir, you've talked a lot about trusting the American people when it comes to making decisions about their own lives, about how to spend their own money. When it comes to the financial costs of the war, sir, it would seem that the administration, surely, has costed out various scenarios. If that's the case, why not present some of them to the American people so they know what to expect, sir?
THE PRESIDENT: Ed, we will. We'll present it in the form of a supplemental to the spenders. We don't get to spend the money, as you know. We have to request the expenditure of money from the Congress,
and, at the appropriate time, we'll request a supplemental. We're obviously analyzing all aspects. We hope we don't go to war; but if we should, we will present a supplemental.
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