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Mon Sep 29, 2014, 09:26 AM

 

Who Will Pay? Cost of War already at 1 Billion (EST. 22b/year):

Last edited Mon Sep 29, 2014, 05:18 PM - Edit history (4)

http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/cost-of-air-war-against-islamic-state-already-near-1-billion-as-strategy-shifts-1.305511

WASHINGTON (MCT) The air war in Syria and Iraq has already cost nearly $1 billion and ultimately could cost as much as $22 billion per year if a large ground force is deployed to the region, according to an analysis by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

The study, due to be released Monday, shows a range of costs based on sustained but low-intensity combat up to a force of 25,000 U.S. troops on the ground.



Edit: think of the America we will have when we use our resources for good, instead of war.

EDIT 2: Bush Jr's Iraq war was originally estimated at 80 billion. Instead, it cost 3-6 trillion. We can reasonably extrapolate this war will cost 750 billion to 3 trillion. More, if you factor the Bush war cost was a one year 3 month estimate.

Why does Obama refuse to ask for tax concessions from those that can afford it? It's their war, their oil we are defending, they can pay this time. They're asking our troops to possibly give their lives, the wealthy can give up a portion of their Hoarde for this war they are lobbying for. They will never go without food, they will still live in mansions.

That can afford to pay. Let's have a convo about taxing them, now!

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Reply Who Will Pay? Cost of War already at 1 Billion (EST. 22b/year): (Original post)
grahamhgreen Sep 2014 OP
enlightenment Sep 2014 #1
grahamhgreen Sep 2014 #3
J_J_ Sep 2014 #6
grahamhgreen Sep 2014 #7
Scuba Sep 2014 #2
leftstreet Sep 2014 #4
J_J_ Sep 2014 #5
brentspeak Sep 2014 #8
J_J_ Sep 2014 #9
grahamhgreen Sep 2014 #12
nationalize the fed Sep 2014 #10
Tierra_y_Libertad Sep 2014 #11
grahamhgreen Sep 2014 #13
liberal_at_heart Sep 2014 #14
grahamhgreen Sep 2014 #15
neverforget Sep 2014 #16

Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 09:31 AM

1. We will.

With our future and our hopes and dreams.

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Response to enlightenment (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 12:41 PM

3. We need a tax on wealth to pay for this, IMHO.

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 01:35 PM

6. yes, if they are so scared, they can put their money where their mouth is

 


How can anyone forget the incessant GOP complaining about the debt the GOP created with two tax cuts during two wars under Bush?

It would be so easy for any Democrat to call them out on this bullshit right now....

anyone?

anyone?

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Response to J_J_ (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 04:47 PM

7. I agree. It's absurd not to ask for tax concessions for their war!

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 09:39 AM

2. Those who can least afford it.

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 12:48 PM

4. President Obama signs $8.7 billion food stamp cut into law


Feb 7, 2014

On Friday, President Obama added his signature to legislation that will cut $8.7 billion in food stamp benefits over the next 10 years, causing 850,000 households to lose an average of $90 per month. The signing of the legislation known as the 2014 Farm Bill occurred at a public event in East Lansing, Mich.

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/obama-signs-food-stamp-cut


Go Team USA!!!

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 01:32 PM

5. that is so outrageous

 

i just had to make yet another thread about it

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025598708

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 04:54 PM

8. And who will profit?

1) The military contractors and the hedge funds and private equity groups who are invested in them

2) All members of Congress who receive lobbyist bribes from both

Meanwhile, Obama is the primary enabler of all this.

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Response to brentspeak (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 04:58 PM

9. They are so scared, and so patriotic!

 

They should willingly take the pay of a grunt until the war is over , for the good of the country.

General Smedley Butler said this is the only way to end war forever.

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Response to brentspeak (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 05:43 PM

12. Those that profit should pay! Note the lack of response from war hawks on this subject.

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 05:01 PM

11. The same suckers who always pay for it.

 

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. H.L. Mencken

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 08:38 PM

13. You mean me :( Ya Know, I really can't afford it!!!

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 09:31 PM

14. K&R

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #14)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 10:09 PM

15. Thanks! Waiting for one chickenhawk to address costs (crickets)

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 30, 2014, 12:34 AM

16. They've been strangely silent when asked about paying for the new war.

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