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DollyM Donating Member (837 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 02:54 PM
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16. And they say . . .
"How can you ever expect to get to a balanced budget if you're spending $100 billion a year on Iraq borrowing the money to do it, if you're giving $50 billion a year in tax cuts to people who make over a million bucks a year and paying for that with borrowed money?" Obey said.

Americans are more in dept and living more on credit cards than ever before. It sounds like we have not had a very good example in this area from our "parent." We once lived on "pay as we go" and then my hubby lost one of his part time jobs and ended up in the hospital. Between putting medical bills and groceries on the credit card, we are in a very scary place. But we feel that we don't have a choice at this point. Oh add to this that our heating bill skyrocketed last year and this year, in Illinois, Ameren Power Company increased our electric bills by 50 percent as of January first. We are literally sleeping with gloves and clothes on at night in order to keep from turning on the heat. Why should will have to live like this simply to keep a war we can't afford, going on seemingly forever? We need to take care of our own people in our own country first.
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