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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:19 AM
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$400 billion dollar disaster
(when do those commodity traders finally cut their losses?)

http://www.juancole.com /

Congress is giving Bush another $40 billion for the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, taking the total for both to $400 billion.

By the way, in Afghanistan the old warlords appear to have won big time. This is not good.

The United Nations is urging member states not to send Iraqi asylum seekers back to Iraq, since it is too dangerous.

Saudi Arabia has spent $1 billion to secure its borders with Iraq so far this year.

posted by Juan @ 9/28/2005 06:30:00 AM

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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:24 AM
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1. That's why we need to end the Estate Tax
By lifting the burden from our rich brethren, we can allow them to shop us out of our debt.
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:29 AM
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2. I hope that was said tongue in cheek
:-)
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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:06 AM
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5. I want rich people to get all the tax cuts
so that then they will have money to give me a job. Taxing rich people makes them not be able to afford giving me a job. Where do you think jobs come from - poorer people that only buy TVs and cars etc? If everybody just bought stuff with their money, we wouldn't even have any factories to make that stuff because no one could afford to build a factory. duh!! :sarcasm: with rambling freeper thought thrown in for effect.
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:50 AM
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6. Tongue planted FIRMLY in cheek (N/T)
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:01 AM
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3. Yes!
What IS that trickle I feel?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:05 AM
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4. prob.not much discussion about this war give away.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:53 AM
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7. Better idea. Lets abolish taxes entirely for anyone in the top 1%,
and set up a government program where we pay them 20% of their net worth every year! That way, they can truly shop us back to success!
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:05 PM
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8. It's more than that, you have to consider the Defense budget too.
The entire US military has been cannibalized to
support this disaster.

Can we bring up the Athenian expedition to Syracuse again?
The parallels get better as time goes on.

http://www.boglewood.com/sicily/athenians.html
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