Republicans: Why did Bush veto the spending measure for health and education programs?

On Tuesday,Bush vetoed the measure. He blamed Democrats for a tax and spend philosophy,saying:"This year alone,leaders in Congress are proposing to spend $22 million more than my budget provides." Democrat Rep.David Obey said,"This is a bipartisan bill supported by over 50 Republicans. There has... show more On Tuesday,Bush vetoed the measure. He blamed Democrats for a tax and spend philosophy,saying:"This year alone,leaders in Congress are proposing to spend $22 million
more than my budget provides."

Democrat Rep.David Obey said,"This is a bipartisan bill supported by over 50 Republicans. There has been virtually
no criticism of it's contents. It is clear the only reason the President vetoed this bill is pure politics."
The House fell 3 votes short of a veto-proof margin as it sent the measure to Bush.

Meanwhile,the $471 billion defense budget gives the Pentagon a 9 percent,$40 billion budget increase. This will
help to provide for new and expensive weapons systems
like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter($6.3 billion),the Navy's DD
destroyer($2.8 billion) and the new Virginia-class submarine
($3.1 billion).

So what do you think about that?
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