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CBO: Eight Years of Iraq War Cost Less Than Stimulus Act
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Posted on 08/30/2010 12:21:09 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Edited 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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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cbo; debt; deficit; failure; iraq; iraqwar; obamanomics; porkulus; socialism; stimulus
Facts are facts.......
1 posted on 08/30/2010 12:21:10 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s a quagmire! Pull out!


2 posted on 08/30/2010 12:22:10 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: Sub-Driver

Reparations!


3 posted on 08/30/2010 12:25:00 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Sub-Driver

One has to be very careful when adding up the costs too.

Many of these troops would have been in arms anyway. If we’re going to be completely accurate about the cost of the war, we have to deduct the pay they would have gotten anyway.

Some costs of equipment play into this too. I question if we’ll ever see a truly accurate accounting. My take on it, is that it would be a far smaller number than most folks would think.


4 posted on 08/30/2010 12:27:00 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Was thinking the same thing. It’s not like WWII where there was a huge increase in the number of soldiers and all the previously non-existent materials/munitions to fight that war.


5 posted on 08/30/2010 12:36:18 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Sub-Driver
CBO: Eight Years of Iraq War Cost Less Than Stimulus Act

Obama: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Facts - Just Listen To What I Tell You!

6 posted on 08/30/2010 12:37:06 PM PDT by DustyMoment
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7 posted on 08/30/2010 12:39:56 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

This would actually cause Liberal heads to explode. Unfortunately, they’ll just continue to lie about it and make up their own figures so it really doesn’t matter.


8 posted on 08/30/2010 12:42:58 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (It's easy being a communist when you're rich.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I just saw this online and came here to see if anyone posted it yet ... shocking numbers now confirmed


9 posted on 08/30/2010 12:44:26 PM PDT by jackspyder
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To: DTogo

That’s right. I think these numbers are gamed by folks who want to make the case our military spending is out of control and it must end because “IT” is what is bankrupting this nation.

Not hardly. Our military spending IS NOT out of control. As a percentage of the economy, it is very low. And if you consider what Washington’s actual mandate is, out spending is completely upside down.

Take care...


10 posted on 08/30/2010 12:44:35 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: DoughtyOne

You also have to consider all the veterans benefits that will be paid in future decades.


11 posted on 08/30/2010 12:46:07 PM PDT by arista
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To: arista

Like the stimulus , we couldn’t afford the war either.


12 posted on 08/30/2010 12:53:47 PM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: Sub-Driver

BTTT!


13 posted on 08/30/2010 12:56:33 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Sub-Driver

Remember when John Kerry said “I voted for the $87 Billion before I voted against it ?”

well, to simplify things, if we spent $87B every year on the Iraq war, it will take 10 years to even reach what Obama spent on one stimulus package in ONE YEAR !


14 posted on 08/30/2010 12:59:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Sub-Driver

15 posted on 08/30/2010 1:01:44 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: arista

Okay, but then you would have to offset that with the cost of losses from terrorism that would have occurred without our military actions in the Middle-East and Asia.

As I understand it, we’re talking about a very large sum, if it reaches the level of the 09/11 attacks, and certainly if more than just one more.


16 posted on 08/30/2010 1:06:00 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Odd how the MSM only cares about money when it’s a stick to use against conservatives... no bias there.../s


17 posted on 08/30/2010 1:07:31 PM PDT by GOPJ (TIME Magazine - - a conserve-a-phobe publication.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote
It’s a quagmire! Pull out!

Congress has been a quagmire since day one ...

18 posted on 08/30/2010 1:11:16 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: RED SOUTH

Would you rather fight the terrorists here - where your children are?


19 posted on 08/30/2010 1:13:32 PM PDT by Anita1 ("Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Meanwhile Obama’s private MSM lap dog press reports he needs golf lessons...

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/obama-benefit-golf-lessons-author/story?id=11513288


20 posted on 08/30/2010 1:18:14 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


21 posted on 08/30/2010 1:44:51 PM PDT by freethinker_for_freedom
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To: DoughtyOne

There’s also the “minor detail” that military operations fall under federal control in the Constitution, unlike any of the stimulus packages.


22 posted on 08/30/2010 1:47:27 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: Sub-Driver

yeah but it’s for the childre... oh wait. Yeah, were screwing the children, and ther children, and their children.


23 posted on 08/30/2010 1:58:07 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: sthguard

Exactly right.


24 posted on 08/30/2010 2:02:54 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Enabling the Democratic Socialist machine currently in control of the White House and Congress is expensive. And they want to spend more!


25 posted on 08/30/2010 3:43:16 PM PDT by reader25
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To: DoughtyOne

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.


26 posted on 08/30/2010 4:25:45 PM PDT by arista
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


27 posted on 08/30/2010 8:06:56 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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