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(Thanks to a tip from LC kwongdzu)

WASHINGTON (CNN) – The House of Representatives on Friday voted 218-212 to approve an emergency $124 billion supplemental war spending bill that includes a firm deadline — August 31, 2008 — for combat troops to leave Iraq.

Two House Republicans — Reps. Walter Jones of North Carolina and Wayne Gilchrest of Maryland — voted in favor of the bill. Fourteen Democrats voted against it.

After the bill’s passage, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, told reporters that voters’ voices “have been heard.”

Actually, all that was heard was a loud “CHA-CHING!”:

To help get reluctant lawmakers on board, Democrats added “sweeteners” to the $124 billion emergency supplemental spending bill.

The legislation includes some $21 billion to pay for items not in Bush’s original request to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including $25 million to bail out spinach growers in California hurt by last year’s E. coli outbreak.

We’re relieved to see that House Pulsar Lugosi finally managed to put an end to the Republican culture of corruption, bribes and pork.

And Reps. Jones and Gilchrest? We hear there are 30 pieces of silver and a tree with your name on them.

To his credit, President Spineless has promised repeatedly to veto this abomination but, then again, he used to do the same back in the 2000 campaign whenever the subject of CFR was brought up, so we’re not exactly holding our breath. He is most likely hoping for the Senate to kill it for him so he’ll never have to make good on his promise.

***UPDATE:*** In case you’re wondering just exactly what kind of bribes House Cunt Lugosi had to hand out to buy the votes she needed, here are a few examples:

– $25 million for payments to spinach producers
– $120 million to the shrimp industry
– $74 million for peanut storage
– $5 million for shellfish, oyster and clam producers

If THAT won’t put the fear of G-d into the baby-murdering Hajjis then we don’t know what will.

***UPDATE the Second:*** Money quote from the Republican Study Committee’s Jeb Hensarling (R-TX):

America take notice, for this is the Democrat version of fiscal responsibility and reform. Though this is a troop funding bill, the Democrats prohibit spending on spending on a Marine Corps deployed in Iraq unit beyond 210 days but spend $219 million on peanuts, shrimp, and spinach. This is how the Democrat Majority defines emergency spending? I’m told that if you look deep enough, the entire recipe for Kung Pao shrimp can be found in this bill.

Hardly surprising. House Cunt Pelosi’s last legislative abortion had a distinct whiff of Samoan tuna salad to it. Another reason why Democrats are only of any use to a free nation as pig feed.

32 Responses to “The Bribes Are In…”
  1. MuscleDaddy Comment by MuscleDaddy

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    No wonder that other CA rep. could neither “go against her conscience” NOR “stand in the way of this bill” - let’s just hope W can spotaneously grow a pair, otherwise, all the Jihadis have to do is coast until next year.

    First!

    - MuscleDaddy

  2. maxxdog Comment by maxxdog

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    I’m pissed off! I knew the cocksuckers were gonna do it, it came as no surprise but it still pisses me off.
    It is my belief they are screwing themselves here as most people want to give the reinforcement strategy a fair shot. This will surely be seen for the bullshit it is. Hit the milblogs and let the troops know we are thinking of them.

  3. Lc Scott Comment by Lc Scott

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    We’re relieved to see that House Pulsar Lugosi finally managed to put an end to the Republican culture of corruption, bribes and pork.

    It looks like they are making it there own.

  4. Unregistered Comment by salfter

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    Remember the shitstorm over Jean Schmidt’s comment about cowards vs. Marines a while back? The second ex-Marine has proven her correct.

  5. Iacobus Comment by Iacobus

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    I want fucking smash something. Really, really bad.

    It’s like all the fucking moral retards of the world decided to band together and become politicians in the House of Representatives.

  6. LC Mrs. M-ITT™ Comment by LC Mrs. M-ITT™

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    This is where a Line Item Veto would come in handy. Veto the time limit and veto the pork. Then sit back and listen to the Moonbat’s heads exploding.

  7. Mike M Comment by Mike M

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    The second ex-Marine has proven her correct.

    The list is longer than just two, Salfter. Scott Ritter’s on it too. Murtha is particularly odious, though. He’s a mustanger and those people are supposed to have their shit together.

  8. ozzman002 Comment by ozzman002

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    The culture of corruption back at work for the American citizen, blah…What a joke Dumbya better Veto this POS!

  9. Unregistered Comment by Jalapeno

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    I don’t know expletives bad enough to describe these shitweasels, asswipes. If y’all know some really bad words, clue me in.

  10. juandos Comment by juandos

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    My money (pardon the pun here) is on Bush folding like a cheap envelope if there is some small compromise on the time table…

  11. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    My money (pardon the pun here) is on Bush folding like a cheap envelope if there is some small compromise on the time table…

    Sucker bet, I’m not biting. The world hasn’t yet seen the load of crap that the little needledick on 1600 PA Ave wouldn’t gladly swallow, throw up and eat again while begging for more.

    I’ve seen jellyfish with more spine than that whining little appeasing prick.

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  13. Cheapshot911 Comment by Cheapshot911

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    EXIT = LOSE

    YEAH = TRAITOR

  14. juandos Comment by juandos

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    The world hasn’t yet seen the load of crap that the little needledick on 1600 PA Ave wouldn’t gladly swallow, throw up and eat again while begging for more

    Well that is as apt a description of ‘boy George‘ as ever I’ve been privledged to read…

    We all should’ve gotten something of a hint after Bush collaborated with the well known alcoholic woman killer and all around seditious socialist shitweasel on that waste of tax dollars called, “No Child Left Behind“…

  15. juandos Comment by juandos

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    The Club for Growth denounced the 218 Democrats and 2 Republicans in the House of Representative who voted for the Iraq supplemental spending bill, containing $24 billion worth of wasteful pork-barrel projects. The Club specifically singled out freshmen Democratic Representatives Nancy Boyda (KS-2); Heath Schuler (NC-11); Nick Lampson (TX-22); Tim Mahoney (FL-22); and Harry Mitchell (AZ-5) who won their House seats on a campaign to restore fiscal responsibility to Congress and cut out earmarks. Instead these politicians caved to political pressure, throwing American taxpayers under the bus on their way down…

  16. Unregistered Comment by Infidel River Rat

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    Leftardos,… FUCK ‘EM ALL TO DEATH UP THE ASS SIDEWAYS WITH A BROKEN WINE BOTTLE!!! :evil_wp: :flush_tb: :nono_tb: :furious_tb: :guns_tb: :wacko_tb: :thumbdown_tb: :guns_tb:

  17. Radical Redneck Comment by Radical Redneck

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    IRR, at least ATTEMPT to sound sane. Moronic diarrhea like exceretions such as that will earn you the nick Thomas2. And 2 means a copy of the original. :doh_tb: :clap_tb: :drunk_tb: :lol_tb: :cool2_tb: :wallbash_tb: :dunce_tb: :doh_tb: :clap_tb: :drunk_tb: :lol_tb: :cool2_tb: :wallbash_tb: :dunce_tb: :doh_tb: :clap_tb: :drunk_tb: :lol_tb: :cool2_tb: :wallbash_tb: :dunce_tb: :doh_tb: :clap_tb: :drunk_tb: :lol_tb: :cool2_tb: :wallbash_tb: :dunce_tb:

  18. Unregistered Comment by LC Wes, Imperial Mohel

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    …To help get reluctant lawmakers on board, Democrats added “sweeteners” to the $124 billion emergency supplemental spending bill…

    “Coalition of the Coerced and the Bribed,” anyone?

  19. p51driver Comment by p51driver

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    My Rep. is Congressman Allan Boyd, he proclaims how much of a supporter of the military he is since he represents the 2nd congressional dist. here in the Florida panhandle which is the most conservitive part of the state and a large Air Force and Navy footprint.
    The Bum voted for the bill! He is getting an ear full!

  20. Tom The Impaler Comment by Tom The Impaler

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    I’m told that if you look deep enough, the entire recipe for Kung Pao shrimp can be found in this bill.

    I’m not sure, But I’d bet a shiny nickel that there’s no subsidy for “Tuong Ot Sriracha” hot sauce or Oyster Sauce in there.
    But I’m only betting a Nickel.

  21. Tom The Impaler Comment by Tom The Impaler

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    And It may not be all so shiny as that mind you.

  22. juandos Comment by juandos

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    America take notice, for this is the Democrat version of fiscal responsibility and reform

    Well the Washington Examiner editorial asks: “Why can’t they just tell us they are setting the stage for the biggest tax increase ever? Nowhere do they describe it as a tax increase, but the Democrats’ budget resolution assumes approximately $900 billion in additional revenue. There is only one way to get that much added revenue and that is to repeal all or most of the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 by allowing them to expire as scheduled in 2010. They will wait till after the 2008 presidential election to do it, but, assuming they keep control of Congress, expect Democrats to preserve some of the Bush cuts to lower and some middle-income tax payers. The result will be a tax hike of around $700 billion for most people in middle- and upper-income brackets.”…

  23. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

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    Perchance THIS will open some eyes? Maybe?

  24. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC

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    Perchance THIS will open some eyes? Maybe?

    Not likely. I’m very interested in this resolution, but trying to read it made my head explode. Near as I could tell, at least a third of the items included in the bill had nothing to due with the military.

    How minimum wage for a burger flipper relates to getting the troops and equipment necessary is….I guess beyond my feeble knowledge of supplying emergency funding.

    And, if what I heard from a Senator( R) yesterday was correct, the Dem’s have legislated the Viet Nam they wanted. According to what he said, to move in more troops to a hot spot or fly a sortie out of Turkey, would require a 15 day approval period. We’re back to micro-managing a war out of Washington.

    I’m leaning Caveman’s way. Payday’s on Wednesday, a few more bricks of ammo in the safe Thursday.

  25. ohio right wing nut Comment by ohio right wing nut

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    SoCAl.
    I heard they same shit last night wile I was at work(sorry boss I was watching Hannity). The donks want to override the presidents authority and run this war.
    I throw the bullshit flag,these (this is for Jalapeno)fucking asshats couldn’t organize and successfully run a one car parade. I know the have the right to express their opinion, which is what they did but stepping over the line like this, this is got to be close to the definition of treason, don’t like the war ? you shitstains have the POWER TO DEFUND THE WAR.
    But you don’t have the fucking spines to stand up and be on record for exactly what you believe.

    cowardly assclowns. keep it up we will take our fucking country back.

    NOT A THREAT, A PROMISE

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  28. Unregistered Comment by curious

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    I read this bill. It wasn’t easy. I hate to say this, but Nancy Pilosi isn’t as deranged as the media paints here (and believe me I detest the woman), at least in the actual wording of this bill. The bill does NOT call for a removal of the troops in Iraq. It calls for a change in their duties. What the bill specifically says is that the Iraqi government has to supply combat troops to take the place of our combat troops, and the president can leave troops in Iraq to perform anti-terrorism duties, reconstruction projects, etc.

    I know, hard to believe, but that is what the bill says. I saw Mz Pilosi in an interview and she was asked this exact question by someone who had actually read the bill and she said exactly what I just said, what she really wants is for Iraqi troops to fight the insurgency and for American troops to fight terrorism.

    Trust me on this I was totally shocked. The media had given me the idea that the bill called for the complete removal of all troops on a certain date. Even the date isn’t ‘certain’, it has all sorts of conditions that if the conditions are met the date keeps being further out in the future. The bill is really arm twisting to force the Iraqi government to stop f**king around and get serious about throwing the “insurgents” out of the country.

    Now, I wish that Mz Pelosi had done two very smart things, that I think would have garnered support from the American people, including people like me who are rabid anti-leftists (anti-Democrats). The bill should have been named “Force the Iraqis to fight their own dammed war”, and there should have been NOTHING else in the bill. Then they would have needed two other bills, one for the funding the troops need for the rest of this year and one for all the other spending. And call those bills what they are “Funds the troops need this year” and “Bribes”.

    Then people could really understand what the f**k is going on, and either support it or not. This makes deciding what side you are on really simple. You support forcing the Iraqi government to step up to the plate and fight this war the right way, or you are willing to allow the Iraqi government to continue to play games.

    Now, the Iraqi government cannot field an Army and an effective police force without some radical changes being made in the current government and without massive aid from the US including equipment, training, etc, etc. I have a lot of friends in Iraq and they told me that one of the problems the military has is that they use SUVs as military vehicles, which means that terrorists can pretend to be police or military by pulling up in an SUV. My friends want the Iraqi army and police to be given armored cars or any kind of vehicle that cannot be easily imitated so that people know when they are dealing with official army and police and when they are dealing with imposters. The fact that armored vehicles have not been given to the Iraqi police and army FOUR years into this war says a lot about the incompetence with which the war is being conducted.

    What makes this sad state of affairs (lack of armored vehicles) so unbelievable is that the war on drugs in this country provided money to give every police department an armored car, I used to live in a rural area of southwest virginia, a place that made Mayberry look like a major city, and the Andy and Barney police department was given an armored car through some war on drugs program. This was completely ridiculous given the low crime rate in that county and the fact that no one could ever remember a situation that warranted that kind of fire power. So we have money to give Barney and Andy police departments all over the country armored cars but we dont have money to give the Iraqi army armored cars? What kind of stupidity is that?

    Another thing my friends told me is that the Interior Ministry (the people in charge of the police) have officials who are known to be closely tied to militias and these people need to be removed from office. I am torn about my feelings about the militias. I think some of the militias were formed to protect their neighborhood from outsiders. I would do the same, trust me if you came into my neighborhood and tried to set off a bomb to kill the children that play in our streets you would be a victim of vigilante justice at the hands of the adult men in my neighborhood really fast. Would you call us a “militia”? Anwyay, these neihborhood protection groups are different from the militias that were formed to travel to other areas to seek revenge for crimes committed against their friends and family. What the media calls death squads. I sympathize with these guys because if you came to my neighborhood and blew up my grandmother and I had a good idea of where you were from, trust me I would be on my way to your town as soon as the funeral was over.

    I think that perhaps the solution to this is to have the militias merge into the police force or the army, for those militia members who are genuinely wanting to provide security and who aren’t lunatics bent on murdering the “other sect”. But, the police force has to be cleaned up so that people will have confidence that they are going to be able to make a difference or else they won’t do that.

    If Mz Pilosi really means what she said on the interview I saw and is in the actual language of the bill I think the Democrats would be a lot better off if they would draft a new bill which said in very easy to understand language the following:
    1. The Iraqi government has XXX days to remove all officials with ties to death squads and militi groups from office.
    2. The Iraqi government has XXX days to purge the police force of all corrupt elements.
    3. The Iraqi government has XXX days to field an army of YYY divisions who have completed the necessary training and joint field operations with American troops that they are deemed competent by the American officers.
    4. American troops will switch from a combat role to a nation reconstruction and anti-terrorism role as soon as #3 above is met.
    5. If the Iraqi government fails to comply with 1,2, and 3 above the American amry will remove it from power and hold new elections.
    6. The United States will immediately give the Iraqi military and police the equipment, supplies, and money needed to field an effective force including armored vehicles which cannot easily be imitated by the terrorists. This will include increasing the number of training facilities in Iraq and stepping up the training programs already underway.

    I think that if the bill that Mz Pilosi wants were worded like this, I think there would be wide spread support for it.

    Of course the leftist nutjobs would still complain because they want “our boys home now” since they don’t care what happens to the Iraqi people, even though bringing the “boys home now” will result in millions of Iraqis murdered by the terrorists.

  29. Unregistered Comment by curious

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    I really don’t understand why Americans cannot use the dictionary. The media calls what is happpening in Iraq an “insurgency” and says that we should let the Iraqis fight it out among themselves.

    What is happening in Iraq is not an insurgency. An insurgency is a movement orchestrated by the citizens against the ruling government or an occupying power.

    What is happening in Iraq is a combination of terrorism against civilians and guerrilla warfare, both of which are military tactics used by organized forces. An insurgency is not a military tactic.

    The organized forces consist of elements of Sadaam’s army and police forces who were specially trained for this type of warfare between 1991 and 2003 (Sadaam knew we were coming back, he just didn’t know when), al-Qeda units who were either sent to Iraq or have been recruited from inside Iraq since the invasion, special forces units from Syria and Iran either sent to Iraq or recruited in Iraq but funded and supplied by Syria and Iran, and home grown armies raised by religous leaders, but funded and supplied by Iran. NONE of these forces would be more than a nuisance without funding from Iran, Syria, and the various jihadist movements including al-Qeda. None of these forces are “insurgents” they organized units under the control of foreign powers using guerilla tactics. They don’t have the support of the Iraqi people and when Iraqis feel secure enough that they won’t be murdered in retaliation they turn these people in.

    There are some home grown neighborhood defence forces that the media likes to call “militia”, but these units are concerned with keeping the terrorists and the death squads out of the neighborhoods and if you leave them alone they will leave you alone.

    Defeating these terrorists requires some very straightforward actions:
    1. Cut off supply lines from Iran and Syria.
    2. Round up and execute all of the Iranian and Syrian agents in Iraq (this is why the British sailors were kidnapped, in retaliation for the execution of several high ranking Iranian covert operatives).
    3. Provide security to the Iraqi population so they won’t feel forced to support the terrorists.
    4. Ruthlessly remove all Iraqi government officials who have ties to any of these forces.
    5. Ruthlessly punish crimes committed by Iraqi police and soldiers who are hiding behind their uniforms to carry out the policies of the terrorists.
    6. Provide the army and the police with armored vehicles that cannot easily be imitated by terrorists, the terrorists currently drive up in SUVs and pretend to be the police or the military and then murder or kidnap unsuspecting civilians.
    7. Field a large Iraqi army and police force which is well equipped, well trained and free from corruption and the influence of the militias, religious wackos, Iran, Syria, and al-Qeda, and has the firepower to win any engagement they are involved in.
    8. When the Iraqi army is ready switch the American army to training, reconstruction projects and anti-terrorism duties so that they are not targets of the terrorists. This will force the terrorists to target the Iraqi army and police and will polarize the population against the terrorists.

    Hmmm, this looks a lot like the plan that General Petraeus put into action months ago.

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    Maybe we can use the Pelosi-Pult against the insurgents freedom fighters.

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    And Reps. Jones and Gilchrest? We hear there are 30 pieces of silver and a tree with your name on them.

    Sorry, Sire, I have to protest on this one point. Walter Jones represents the district adjacent to my own in eastern NC (BTW, if you’d like to see a classic case of gerrymandering, here’s ya one: just look at the intertwining of the NC 1st and 3rd districts! The 1st is deep deep blue and “majority-minority”, i.e. 60% Black, tailored, IIRC in the 80s specifically for a radical Black internationalist who may’ve been named Eva Clayton, and the 3rd is light red due mostly to the inhabitants’ neck color, hehee! The NC12th is also worth a guffaw, somebody once said if they drove down I-85 with both car doors open they’d hit every voter in the district) so I have heard him speak several times and even got to shake his hand ’cause I was apparently the first person from Halifax County in living memory to attend a Republican convention outside the county itself.

    Walter Jones is nobody’s liberal: he votes against nearly every spending bill and all the explanation he needs is “government is too big already” to get cheers here in NC. He’s also rabidly pro-military, as you’d expect in a patriotic district that happens to include Camp Lejune, Pope AFB, Seymour Johnson AFB, Cherry Point MAB, etc. He’s a determined traditionalist Culture Warrior, too, in fact his main issue for many years has been beating back IRS challenges to parsons’ freedom of speech from the pulpit, so we see him frequently lately defending military chaplains who practically face court-martial for mentioning Jesus while in uniform.

    I agree with, I expect, most Rotties that the GWOT is the most important challenge we face, so I do disagree with Rep. Jones’ vote. Nevertheless, NC Republicans wouldn’t (and couldn’t and to my mind shouldn’t) force him and his ilk out of our big tent over any one issue. He is in fact MORE conservative than most of us; he still recalls Washington’s Farewell Address and “entangling foreign alliances” and the isolationist wing of the Republican Party that would have skipped the Cold War (another mistake, to my mind). I like to think of the Iraq theatre as an experiment, an attempt to find a third way between eventual surrender or genocide. I expect Rep. Jones would say that such an experiment is not worth the lives of American soldiers, and would favor more defensive measures: I might call that less than farsighted, but what it isn’t is unpatriotic.

    I submit that Rep. Walter Jones (R-3-NC) is a principled man and his vote on the emergency supplemental was a principled vote (I’ll bet he denounced the pork in it, too!) I believe your comparison to Judas was uncalled for. Oppose the man if you like (and I might, though I can’t do it publicly) but as a matter of practical politics, he’s already the only NC Republican congressman who gets real primary opposition, over just this issue, and face it, Abraham Lincoln, Newt Gingrich, and Curtis LeMay are only some of those not running in the NC 3rd district, though they might well beat him there. In my humble opinion (not “IMHO”, ’cause I actually MEAN the “humble” part), you ought to apologize and moderate the rhetoric a tad, or stick to dissing US Senators; congressmen can be very odd ducks and still be worth having: they don’t get enough press attention for most people to understand their motives.

  32. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    In my humble opinion (not “IMHO”, ’cause I actually MEAN the “humble” part), you ought to apologize and moderate the rhetoric a tad, or stick to dissing US Senators; congressmen can be very odd ducks and still be worth having: they don’t get enough press attention for most people to understand their motives.

    I appreciate and value your opinion, but nope.

    I don’t give a rat’s arse about his motivations for voting the Pelosi Party Line and stabbing the troops in the back by supporting a demand for surrender to al-Qaeda.

    I WILL, however, recognize his honesty by voting in accordance with his opinion, even if that opinion is worse than useless.

    Siding with our enemies isn’t without risks, and it comes with a price tag as well. I just hope and pray that he pays it.