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Sun Apr 5, 2015, 02:17 PM

 

did bush raid the old age and survivors ss fund to pay for the iraq war?

read this abt the web and was hoping for confirmation.

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Response to redruddyred (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2015, 02:21 PM

1. As far as I know, he charged it...put it on the cuff...asked for a supplemental appropriation

whenever he needed more money. It never went on budget until Obama was elected and he put it into the budget. Another reason the deficit was extremely high which gave the republicans a reason to scream louder about the deficit...that they caused.

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Response to redruddyred (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2015, 02:23 PM

2. No. The Iraq war was financed by the Treasury borrowing money same as all deficit

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spending is.

Social security trust fund:
http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/ProgData/assets.html
http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/STATS/table4a3.html


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Response to redruddyred (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2015, 02:26 PM

3. Yes.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 5, 2015, 02:47 PM

7. so, essentially, he stole from us in order to commit genocide.

 

a strong word but how many iraqis have died now and for what?
would consider what is happening to the elderly and disabled in my community a kind of genocide too. imo.

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Response to redruddyred (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2015, 02:28 PM

4. whoa! that seems like something he would have done

Wouldn't be at all surprised. But I have not read that.

Man, if he did, maybe he would actually be prosecuted for something

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Response to redruddyred (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2015, 02:29 PM

5. He increased the deficit and did not include the cost in the budget.

Now the GOP wants to control everything with refusing to fund it, interesting huh.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 5, 2015, 02:43 PM

6. republicans are cutting services right and left just now citing 'fiscal responsiblity'

 

where was their fiscal responsibility circa 2002?

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Response to redruddyred (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 5, 2015, 03:26 PM

8. You are right, they even conjured up a bill for Bush to veto.

They passed everything he wanted.

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