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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 11:21 AM
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22. There is PLENTY of money, actually. But we are spending it over there
so we don't have to spend it here.
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  -there is NO money to fix the bridges, dams, roads, levees, etc. donsu  Aug-03-07 10:45 AM   #0 
  - That about sums it up. n/t  Texas Explorer   Aug-03-07 10:46 AM   #1 
  - There is enough money for bombs and wars  liberal N proud   Aug-03-07 10:48 AM   #2 
  - War is profitable. Helping people isn't.  HughBeaumont   Aug-03-07 10:51 AM   #4 
  - People can pull themselves up by their bootstraps, bombs can't.  progressoid   Aug-03-07 12:08 PM   #25 
     - "Republican, because I CAN!"  HughBeaumont   Aug-03-07 12:20 PM   #29 
        - "Thousand points of light" ... another bumpersticker slogan they loved  EVDebs   Aug-03-07 01:02 PM   #33 
  - You also forgot to mention the $20 billion arms deal to the Arab states to help  mrcheerful   Aug-03-07 10:52 AM   #5 
  - How would the Junta's cronies make their money then?  TechBear_Seattle   Aug-03-07 10:52 AM   #6 
     - We need to beat our swords into bulldozers and fix our infrastructure  liberal N proud   Aug-03-07 11:16 AM   #21 
        - No argument from me n/t  TechBear_Seattle   Aug-03-07 11:24 AM   #23 
        - So true!  FiveGoodMen   Aug-03-07 02:29 PM   #37 
  - At $4,000 a minute, Iraq is really biting us in the ass. n/t  unhappycamper   Aug-03-07 10:50 AM   #3 
  - the neo cons are biting us - they have almost finished sucking the US dry  donsu   Aug-03-07 10:56 AM   #7 
  - Yikes! That would be the stat of the day. Let me do the math:  JohnShadows   Aug-03-07 12:29 PM   #30 
     - Go to costofwar.com and select your state and city for how much Iraq is costing us  EVDebs   Aug-03-07 12:54 PM   #31 
  - And that will be the rationale for selling public roadways and bridges  no_hypocrisy   Aug-03-07 10:56 AM   #8 
  - bingo - Quatar will rebuild Minn. bridge and charge a toll! goodie  donsu   Aug-03-07 11:00 AM   #11 
  - That's what they always do. Sell everything off.  GreenPartyVoter   Aug-03-07 11:09 AM   #18 
  - has anyone asked Minn. where the money will come from to  donsu   Aug-03-07 10:58 AM   #9 
  - They will turn to the bond market.  A HERETIC I AM   Aug-03-07 11:02 AM   #14 
     - Wall St vs. Main St and we know who wins that. Most districts limit bonding to 20% of assessed val  EVDebs   Aug-03-07 01:00 PM   #32 
        - Well, since the state of Minnesota uses a percent of income as their guide....  A HERETIC I AM   Aug-03-07 02:37 PM   #38 
           - In regards to funding wastewater projects, the ONLY way in small towns is bonds  EVDebs   Aug-03-07 06:53 PM   #41 
              - I won't argue for one second that there is waste and fraud in major infrastructure projects.  A HERETIC I AM   Aug-03-07 09:01 PM   #42 
                 - My point on all this infrastructure underfunding is that Al Gore ran on a sustainable growth agenda  EVDebs   Aug-03-07 10:57 PM   #43 
  - Raise the Fucking Taxes!  stirlingsliver   Aug-03-07 11:00 AM   #10 
  - a gold star to anyone who can get money from a rich neo con  donsu   Aug-03-07 11:04 AM   #16 
  - There is plenty of money for bridges, dams, roads, levees, etc  krispos42   Aug-03-07 11:01 AM   #12 
  - "We" who? We have NO representation. NONE! n/t  Texas Explorer   Aug-03-07 11:03 AM   #15 
  - Same stuff, different year  jdlh8894   Aug-03-07 11:02 AM   #13 
  - They're cutting scientific research funding to the bone too.  aquart   Aug-03-07 11:08 AM   #17 
  - And that's the real reason  tiptoe   Aug-03-07 11:10 AM   #19 
  - Ted Stevens and Don Young made sure there was money ($223 million) for a "bridge to nowhere"  Tanuki   Aug-03-07 11:15 AM   #20 
  - There is PLENTY of money, actually. But we are spending it over there  kestrel91316   Aug-03-07 11:21 AM   #22 
  - but isn't the money we spend over there, borrowed money?  donsu   Aug-03-07 12:05 PM   #24 
  - I don't know; are the Halliburton execs living in real mansions and owning real stock, or not?  WinkyDink   Aug-03-07 03:06 PM   #40 
  - BINGO-that so needs to be a bumper sticker nt  fed-up   Aug-03-07 12:16 PM   #28 
  - If you look into it ...  MatrixEscape   Aug-03-07 12:10 PM   #26 
  - There is at least $100 billion in waste we could take from the defence budget.  dkofos   Aug-03-07 12:12 PM   #27 
  - SF Chron front page: we have "800 spans with same rating"  sfexpat2000   Aug-03-07 01:04 PM   #34 
  - That is just B.S.  ben_meyers   Aug-03-07 01:11 PM   #35 
  - There is money to build detention centers for the "rapid development of new programs".  Cobalt Violet   Aug-03-07 01:11 PM   #36 
  - How do we take back the money that was stolen from us?  Alexander   Aug-03-07 02:38 PM   #39 
 

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