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"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government."
-Thomas Jefferson
 
3.13.2003

 
A tax cut seems ludicrous to me while planning an expensive military attack and occupation. The fact is that it will primarily benefit the the top percentage of Americans while externalizing its costs onto the backs of the majority of citizens through cuts in programs and services.

It seems that the Bush administration doesn't know where the money will come from for the attack and resultant war or the reconstruction of Iraq- especially if US aggression is not UN sanctioned.. They sure aren't letting on how much it will cost before the bombs fly, it seems.
"The 300 billion dollar deficit does not include any of the costs incurred by deploying U.S. forces to the Gulf, nor the costs of an actual war. Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that simply sending troops and equipment to and from the Gulf will cost nearly 25 billion dollars, and that a month's combat could cost an additional 10 billion dollars or more."


"After a war, the CBO staff said, a U.S. occupation could cost anywhere from one billion dollars to four billion dollars a month, a range that clearly discomfits Congress, including Republicans, who see their hopes for enacting a major tax cut this year sink with every new estimate about the war's cost."

A gallon of gas is pretty expensive if you factor in externalized costs. And I'm just talking about lurking financial costs, not about the cost in blood and pollution.

3/13/2003
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A tax cut seems ludicrous to me while planning an expensive military attack and occupation. The fact is that it will primarily benefit the the top percentage of Americans while externalizing its costs onto the backs of the majority of citizens through cuts in programs and services.

It seems that the Bush administration doesn't know where the money will come from for the attack and resultant war or the reconstruction of Iraq- especially if US aggression is not UN sanctioned.. They sure aren't letting on how much it will cost before the bombs fly, it seems.
"The 300 billion dollar deficit does not include any of the costs incurred by deploying U.S. forces to the Gulf, nor the costs of an actual war. Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that simply sending troops and equipment to and from the Gulf will cost nearly 25 billion dollars, and that a month's combat could cost an additional 10 billion dollars or more."


"After a war, the CBO staff said, a U.S. occupation could cost anywhere from one billion dollars to four billion dollars a month, a range that clearly discomfits Congress, including Republicans, who see their hopes for enacting a major tax cut this year sink with every new estimate about the war's cost."

A gallon of gas is pretty expensive if you factor in externalized costs. And I'm just talking about lurking financial costs, not about the cost in blood and pollution.

3/13/2003
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A tax cut seems ludicrous to me while planning an expensive military attack and occupation. The fact is that it will primarily benefit the the top percentage of Americans while externalizing its costs onto the backs of the majority of citizens through cuts in programs and services.

It seems that the Bush administration doesn't know where the money will come from for the attack and resultant war or the reconstruction of Iraq- especially if US aggression is not UN sanctioned.. They sure aren't letting on how much it will cost before the bombs fly, it seems.
"The 300 billion dollar deficit does not include any of the costs incurred by deploying U.S. forces to the Gulf, nor the costs of an actual war. Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that simply sending troops and equipment to and from the Gulf will cost nearly 25 billion dollars, and that a month's combat could cost an additional 10 billion dollars or more."


"After a war, the CBO staff said, a U.S. occupation could cost anywhere from one billion dollars to four billion dollars a month, a range that clearly discomfits Congress, including Republicans, who see their hopes for enacting a major tax cut this year sink with every new estimate about the war's cost."

A gallon of gas is pretty expensive if you factor in externalized costs. And I'm just talking about lurking financial costs, not about the cost in blood and pollution.

3/13/2003
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"Few of us," Arthur Miller once wrote, "can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that the State has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied."

Quotation taken from an excellent article by John Pilger from Z Net


Go to Counterpunch today and read 'A Glossary of Warmongering' by Paul de Roouij. There is no permalink today as it is posted on the homepage. Mr de Rooij also brought us 'Glossary of Occupation' last year. Words are the containers and materials of our thoughts; this two artcles bring the fact forward admirably.


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