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Thursday, March 18, 2010


If the Health Care bill latst scare tactic, is to tell us it'll cost $940 B, just what do you suppose it'll cost without the bill?

We're gonna pay for this anyway, it's just a matter of degrees.

Oh and let's not forget this little tidbit in the NYT last year:

Five years in, the Pentagon tags the cost of the Iraq war at roughly $600 billion and counting. Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist and critic of the war, pegs the long-term cost at more than $4 trillion. The Congressional Budget Office and other analysts say that $1 trillion to $2 trillion is more realistic, depending on troop levels and on how long the American occupation continues. 

We can spend 1-2 trillion on a war we shouldn't have even started in, let's be honest here, an effort to grab some free oil, and here we are balking over spending much less to care for ourselves.

Am i the only one who sees a dichotomy here?

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