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Is Some Spending Really Necessary?

March 21, 2013

Forced limitation of the size of the federal government has meant yelping from many corners about the “vital” programs that might receive less money, should Congress fail to reach an agreement on......

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WVEXPAT

Mar-23-13 6:06 PM

As usual Hoopie distorts the truth! Okay, she just lies!

From the CBO, "Between September 2001 and October 2012, lawmakers have appropriated about $1.4 trillion (including an estimated $127 billion for fiscal year 2012) for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and for other war-related activities. Of that funding, about $1.25 trillion has gone to the Department of Defense, with nearly $150 billion provided for training indigenous security forces and for diplomatic relations and foreign aid for Iraq and Afghanistan."

$1.4 Trillion on BOTH wars over 11 years. That's $127 Billion a year. 4+ of those years now under Obama! The last year the R's controlled Congress our Federal deficit was $167 Billion. That's a good month under this administration!!

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wvhoopie

Mar-21-13 8:03 AM

Two trillion spent on Iraq war which was put on a credit card, almost 4000 Americans dead, 32,000 wounded or maimed, 150,000 Iraqi's dead. Was that necessary?

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mikeyd

Mar-21-13 7:29 AM

if the government would just shutdown and get it over with i don't think that we would ever know.all of their hard work is paying off.red foxx would call them a bunch of dummies.

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