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 Post subject: White House sends Congress expanded war funding request
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:50 am 
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White House sends Congress expanded war funding request

The White House Monday plans to send Congress an expanded 189.3 billion dollar request for funding for military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and the broader war on terrorism in 2008, a Pentagon spokesman said.


I found a good comment I'd like to pass on...

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In your communities, take a look at your roads, your schools, the infrastructure, and imagine, just for one brief moment, how even a tiny portion of that 189.3 billion dollars could improve the quality of life in your community.

But it's all going to this "war", and the people who profit from war
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 Post subject: New estimates show Iraq, Afghanistan will cost US $2.4 trill
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:44 am 
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This should make you feel very financially secure! NOT! :evil:

Bush wars to cost 40 times higher than original estimates; $8,000 per man, woman child in US

New estimates show Iraq, Afghanistan will cost US $2.4 trillion; White House refuses to provide estimate

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The United States is spending about $8,000 per man, woman and child in the country to pursue wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to new estimates that show the wars will cost about $2.4 trillion over the next decade.

More than one-fourth of the money spent in Iraq and Afghanistan -- $705 billion -- will go to paying interest on the wars' costs, which are being funded with borrowed dollars, according to an estimate to be released Wednesday by the Congressional Budget Office. Iraq accounts for about 80 percent of the costs with a $1.9 trillion tab, including $564 million in interest, a House budget committee staff director told USA Today, which reported the numbers Wednesday morning.

"The number is so big, it boggles the mind," Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) told the newspaper.

The CBO previously estimated the war's costs at $1.6 trillion, which did not include interest payments or Bush's latest request for an extra $46 billion in war funding.

Since President Bush decided to invade Iraq in early 2003, the war's costs have skyrocketed as government number-crunchers continue to revise their estimates.


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What is his goal? To become so rich that when our Chinese overlords take over he won't have to do what they say, so he can just pay them off? If he would revoke the rich tax cuts, he could pay for some of the bullshit he is always bullying the congress into approving.

And its a good thing he doesn't want universal healthcare, but maybe its easier if we start dying off. Maybe China doesn't want to add that may people to its population, just the land...

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