Skip to comments.CBO: Eight Years of Iraq War Cost Less Than Stimulus Act
Posted on 08/30/2010 12:21:09 PM PDT by Sub-DriverEdited on 08/30/2010 2:04:04 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
As President Obama prepares to tie a bow on U.S. combat operations in Iraq, Congressional Budget Office numbers show that the total cost of the eight-year war was less than the stimulus bill passed by the Democratic-led Congress in 2009.
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Since this whole economic debacle was basically brought on by Wall Street’s screw ups, seems like there ought to be a way to make them pay for more of the costs of getting us out of the hole they got us in.
There’s also the “minor detail” that military operations fall under federal control in the Constitution, unlike any of the stimulus packages.
yeah but it’s for the childre... oh wait. Yeah, were screwing the children, and ther children, and their children.
Enabling the Democratic Socialist machine currently in control of the White House and Congress is expensive. And they want to spend more!
The amount of money spent on wars and homeland security since 9/11 is in the trillions. It dwarfs the monetary losses of 9/11 which were in the $100 billion range.
And with the stimulus, we didn’t get the great joy of seeing Saddam dangle at the end of a rope, or his two sons professionally taxidermied, or Zarq’s 72 virgins moment.