Friday, February 03, 2006

Fed up yet?

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The Bush administration will ask Congress soon for another $120 billion to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

The administration also will ask Congress for:

• About $18 billion for hurricane-related expenses in the Gulf Coast. That would bring the total to about $103 billion. Rep. Richard Baker, R-La., expressed concern that "Congress is in no mood to continue spending such resources."

• About $2.3 billion to prepare for a potential bird flu pandemic. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt told USA TODAY that while a vaccine is available, "We don't have the capacity to manufacture it in great enough quantities in small enough times."

That will bring total spending on Bush's little misadventure to $440,000,000,000.00. (440 billion) with no end in sight.

That's $8,800,000,000.00 (8.8 billion) per state. Think your state could have used 8.8 billion for anything useful in the last 3 years?

Remember when Wolfowitz told Congress this in 2003, “There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.”

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