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Friday, June 17, 2005

Reach deep down, into the pockets of your children

Posted by: Hammer / 12:15 PM

Bush's misadventure in Iraq is about to break the $400 billion barrier:
While President Bush has not yet asked for more war funds, the House included an additional $45 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan next year in a spending bill it debated Thursday....

Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Congress has approved $350 billion for combat and reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan and fighting terrorism worldwide. That total includes $82 billion approved in May, much of which was for Iraq....

Responding to the growing criticism, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday urged Americans to "reach down" into themselves and "look for the kind of patience and generosity that we have exhibited in the past."

The Bush administration asks for patience and generosity, but doesn't ask for sacrifice. Well, that's not true. The Bushies have knocked on 1,700 doors to ask parents for their children's lives, but they won't ask anyone to give up a penny of their tax cuts to pay for this war.

Our nation is fast approaching $8 trillion in debt. If my two kids had to pay for that, they'd have to come up with $4 trillion each. Fortunately, there are 300 million Americans, so they only owe $26,000 each. So far.


Closing in on half a trillion dollars. Good lord, what else might we have done with that money?

By Blogger Jambo, at 3:07 PM  

Tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. Seriously, Jambo, pay attention!

By Blogger Hammer, at 4:06 PM  

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