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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:18 AM
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AP Bush to Request $120B More for War Funding-- (my gawd!)



http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060203/ap_on_go_pr_wh/budg... ;_ylt=AsH3BD4mz7AUuzjt_RTJf6IGw_IE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3MXN1bHE0BHNlYwN0bWE-
Bush to Request $120B More for War Funding

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WriterThu Feb 2, 9:05 PM ET

The Bush administration said Thursday it will ask Congress for $120 billion more for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and $18 billion more for hurricane relief this year.

The White House acknowledges the upcoming requests would cause total spending on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001, to soar well past the $400 billion mark, while spending for hurricane relief would top $100 billion.

Details of the requests are not final, but the 2007 budget proposal that President Bush is to submit next week will reflect the totals for planning purposes. The president also will ask Congress to devote another $2.3 billion to prepare for a bird flu epidemic, congressional aides said.

About $70 billion of the new war money will be requested for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan this year, bringing total spending on the two campaigns to $120 billion for the current budget year. The other $50 billion in new war money will be set aside in the 2007 budget for the first few months of the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. More money will likely be needed in 2007.

The bulk of the funding will go toward military operations, officials said, but the money will also replace damaged, destroyed or worn out equipment. Another part of the request would provide aid to train Iraqi security forces and otherwise combat the insurgency in Iraq.
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neverevergivein Donating Member (227 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:20 AM
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1. Who wants to bet me that he'll get it
and the Dems will just roll over
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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:31 AM
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7. What else can you do?
You can't hang the troops out to dry. It's not their fault their commander in chief is an asshole. And don't say we just want them to account for it. The worst that could happen is Haliburton admits to overcharging for some stuff and no one gives a sh*t just like last time.
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DemInDistress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:20 AM
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2. wait...didnt we hear 34 months ago,this war will pay for itself in just
2 years? I say not a dime more,bring the troops home now....
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:23 AM
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3. This is the Trillian dollar war didn't they tell you or us etc.
Fight those terrorists.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:26 AM
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6. The WH never looks back
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:33 AM
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8. It was originally supposed to cost only $2 billion.
"If a car salesman told you a new car was going to cost you $20,000 and it then it actually cost you $5 million, would you be upset? Would you think the guy was a crook who lied to you. Well the Bush Adminsitration said the war was going to cost 2 billion and what it is now costing is 500 billion, the same magnitude of difference as the car deal!"

http://thinkprogress.org/2005/12/07/murtha-100b/
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:23 AM
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4. Congress says no (because we the people are the taxpayers)
No more for war.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:25 AM
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5. He just got 70 B in tax cuts--now wants 70 B for Irag and Afgan. umm..
So, the very rich will NOT be paying at all.


........About $70 billion of the new war money will be requested for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan this year, bringing total spending on the two campaigns to $120 billion for the current budget year. The other $50 billion in new war money will be set aside in the 2007 budget for the first few months of the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. More money will likely be needed in 2007.
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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:35 AM
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9. So they can pass it on to friends and family
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:35 AM
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10. Memo to Bush:
If you really need this money, go hat-in-hand to your Big Oil buddies. Thanks to your policies, they probably have a few billion in the petty cash box down at head office ...
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 01:16 AM
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 01:21 AM
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17. Oh, it was President Gore requesting the 120 billion dollars for...
Edited on Fri Feb-03-06 01:22 AM by pinniped
more illegal operations?
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:37 AM
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11. A HELL of a lot more than $120 billion according to this AP article
Bush to Request $439.3B Defense Budget

WASHINGTON -
President Bush next week will request a $439.3 billion Defense Department budget for 2007, a nearly 5 percent increase over this year, according to senior
Pentagon officials and documents obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.

The spending plan would include $84.2 billion for weapons programs, a nearly 8 percent increase, including billions of dollars for fighter jets, Navy ships, helicopters and unmanned aircraft. The total includes a substantial increase in weapons spending for the Army, which will get $16.8 billion in the 2007 budget, compared with $11 billion this year.

Senior defense officials provided the totals on condition of anonymity because the defense budget will not be publicly released until Monday. The figures did not include spending for wars in
Iraq and
Afghanistan, which the Bush administration said Thursday would total $120 billion this year.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060202/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/d...
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:46 AM
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12. They hafta be being cutting a lot more medicaid to seniors and more
students loans i guess. What a bunch.....
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 07:53 AM
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20. 9 million who got medicaid cuts are children.
They now have to pay co-pays. I suppose we can get rid of the child labor laws and send them off to Wal-Mart so they make enough money for their co-pay.
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:53 AM
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13. Which Dems in Congress will oppose?
Rep. Jim McGovern has a bill to oppose funding.

How many will join him?

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/funding
Description of his bill:
Brief description of McGovern Iraq bill

Upon the date of enactment, the legislation would:

End all funding for the deployment of U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq

Defense funds may be provided for:

* the safe and orderly withdrawal of all US troops from Iraq

* consultations with foreign governments, the UN and NATO on international forces to ensure Iraqi security and transition to democracy

* contributions of money and equipment (but not personnel) to Iraqi security forces and international forces to ensure Iraqi security and transition to democracy

The bill would not prohibit or restrict any non-Defense funding to carry out social and economic reconstruction in Iraq (e.g. State Department, USAID, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of Commerce, EPA, etc. funds).

At this time, Congressman McGovern intends to introduce the legislation on Thursday, October 27th.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 01:04 AM
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14. Spending like a drunken sailor.
So much for fiscal responsibility. Oh, and you're very welcome for the big fat tax cuts, too, mr. bush.
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 01:08 AM
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15. The US taxpayers are these assholes' personal piggybank.
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 02:17 AM
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18. At some point,
Congress is going to say 'no'. One day, we are going to run out of money. Or should I say "borrowed money".

Fact: so far, NONE of the money which has been spent in Iraq has been paid for. It's all been borrowed from the future.

Our creditors, in fact, are lending the us the money so we can go blow it in Iraq and Afghanistan.

When they downgrade our credit to "junk" status, watch out.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 02:21 AM
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19. This is the same thing that happened to the Soviet Union
Edited on Fri Feb-03-06 02:22 AM by The_Casual_Observer
The very same shit. When does the revolution start?
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 08:06 AM
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21. so we're borrowing it from the Chinese?
what else are we going to do? he's signing tax cuts and asking for money we don't have?

how much more are they going to lend us?
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 08:46 AM
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22. Try to borrow the money from Halliburton or the Carlyle Group and
see what they say?
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 09:23 AM
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23. At this rate ...
we're going to run out of old people, poor people, kids and cripples to screw over.
How eager do you think the GOP faithful would be to continue this war if they had to pay for it as we go?
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:45 PM
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24. KaaaaChing! More payola for his buddies!
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wordpix2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:47 PM
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25. just say NO, Congress, and demand to get OUT of Iraq (fat chance with this
group of repukes in charge)
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