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Another $60 Billion in the Toliet

  1. MikeNV profile image82
    MikeNVposted 7 years ago

    Does anyone in Washington realize that America is broke and Americans are suffering?  Where are the jobs?


    "WASHINGTON – In a take-it-or-leave-it gesture, the Senate  voted Thursday night to reject more than $20 billion in domestic spending the House had tacked on to its $60 billion bill to fund President Barack Obama's troop surge in Afghanistan.

    Instead, the Senate returned to the House a measure limited chiefly to war funding, foreign aid, medical care for Vietnam War veterans exposed to Agent Orange, and replenishing almost empty disaster aid accounts."

    Now I realize that there is some "Good" in paying veterans, but when is this bullshit war going to end?  All this is doing is bilking Americans.

    Remember when Obama was against this war... oh yeah, back when he was making promises to get elected.

    Obama = FAIL

    1. ahorseback profile image82
      ahorsebackposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Unfortunately, we as Americans have pretty much failed in caring for our vets , right across the board,  I wouldn't mind any tax increase for vet care, For instance in years past doctors have told vets "yup , you show agent orange symptoms , but the gov. doesn't do anything for it..........sorry. We can't associate " money for war'  with  veterans  care. they are separate.  Veterans care is "in the toilet "..........

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image66
      Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Like the recession, the wars were started by Bush.

      1. JON EWALL profile image71
        JON EWALLposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ralph Deeds
        The recession started in Dec. of 2007, that's a fact not an accusation.
        Check this out, if the report is in error maybe you can clarify.

        Here is the score card
        Bush and a Republican Congress 2000 to 2006   unemployment 4.6%
        Bush and a Democrat controlled Congress 2007 to 2008
        unemployment went from 4.6% to 6.5%
        Obama and a *super majority Democrat Congress 2009,2010
        unemployment now 9.5% plus in many areas of the country
        *Super majority =  result minority has 0 power to make legislation or approve legislation

        Obama appeared on (7/19/10 )  in the rose garden, told the public more half truths about the bill to extend unemployment benefits, closed the speech and walked off the dais without giving answers to questions from the media. wonder why ?

        President Barak Obama again brought up how and what he inherited from the previous administration. Some how he forgets that the Democrat party was in control (he was a member of the Senate too ) of the economy for Bush’s last 2 years ( not 4 years ). Obama spoke of the Bush tax cuts that are due to expire this year saying that the Republicans want to extend them. That’s another fallacy by this president, the minority Republicans have 0 control over the tax cuts hence to keep them or let them expire is totally the responsibility of President Barak Obama and the majority ( can pass all legislation without the need for a Republican vote ) Democrat Congress.
        Note, if Obama allows the Bush tax cuts to expire he will break another campaign promise not to raise taxes on the middle class. It’s a pity that our president can’t stand on his own record of arrogance, inexperience and ineptness.

        Let's not forget that with the Bush/Republican tax cuts , the treasury received the most collections ever. Apparently allowing the taxpayers to keep some of their money before the government got it was a better move in the Bush recession inherited from the Clinton years. Clinton was the president that balanced the budget and left with a projected 10 year surplus, all with the Republicans in control of congress ( funny how Clinton took all of the credit ).
        The facts (true facts ) speak for themselves. Try some Fox  ( Faux ) ‘’ FAIR and BALANCED ‘’ and WE REPORT, YOU  DECIDE ‘’.

    3. Ralph Deeds profile image66
      Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wrong. Obama campaigned on sending more troops to Afghanistan, probably against his better judgment, certainly against mine.

  2. MikeNV profile image82
    MikeNVposted 7 years ago

    I agree we need to take care of Vets. And the best way to do that is to stop creating new ones.

    In recent years, NCI’s budget has been relatively flat, averaging approximately $4.86 billion per year over the past 3 years and $4.81 billion per year over the past 6 years.

    Half a million Americans suffer and die from Cancer each year.   And the Federal Government funds the National Cancer Institute with less than $5 Billion per year.  The war in Afghanistan is sucking $4 Billion a month.

    My suggestion is for society to put into place politicians whose priorities are improving the quality of life not destroying life for profit.