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  1. lostjumper

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    Because the CBO is reporting the deficit for fiscal year 2010 will come in at 1.29 trillion dollars. Thats $1,290,000,000,000.

    I think something we can all agree on here(I'm sure i'll be proven wrong however) is that kind of deficit is something we just can't afford. 2 years of Obama = $2.69 trillion in debt. This is going to destroy our country quickly if we don't get it under control.
     
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    That is just about the "legacy" costs for the soldiers wounded in Iraq...
     
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    Yeah, nice throwaway. So you want us to pull right out of Iraq and Afghanistan right? Why isn't golden boy doing it then?
     
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    Newsflash, we are just about out of Iraq.. if we did not go there it would have saved 2 trillions of dollars, but there is no outrage from the right on this one...
     
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    Unfortunately it is impossible to know what other things would have happened if we did not go into Afghanistan and/or Iraq or what the economic and fiscal consequences of those things would have been. So we cannot say that we would have saved anything because we simply do not know what would have been different.
     
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    That's what everyone is saying but a good friend of mine is scheduled for deployment to Iraq in 8 months???

    you can't leave 50k soldiers and say we are leaving Iraq...

    Ron Paul has it right, bring all the troops home from all the 100+ military bases we pay to have.

    We are wasting money, and last I checked democracy is on the decline, so that tells me that military might doesn't beget democracy. Slash the defense budget by 75%, bring it inline with the rest of the world, and actually try to establish a world in peace.

    We spend trillions to keep the world in a state of warfare for profits.... WE funnel American Tax payer money into the hands of a select few in the vail that is war...
     
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    If it's that easy, why isn't the golden boy doing it?
     
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    Seriously, this is all you have to say? We have a democrat president, and a democrat controlled house and senate. Am I wrong in my understanding that they passed the 2010 fiscal year budget? They put their stamp of approval on it, correct? And then they over spent that budget by 1.29 trillion. While the rest of America, whether its large business, small business or families is cutting spending and cutting back where they can.

    I should have known you come with a cop out.
     
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    Projecting another 1.29T for the next fiscal year, this doesn't include the Fannie & Freddie money we are on the hook for (or have paid). Thanks Barney.
     
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    FY11 is going to be around another trillion... this is just insane. it's like 4 iraq wars in two and a half years.
     
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    Your ciphering is off.. the Iraq war cost 2 trillion+ if you add in all of the medical costs for the wounder soldiers and the prerequisite medical care they will be entitled to in their lifetime...
     
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    I thought you supported giving everyone medical care for life anyway?
     
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    Except that instead of over 50+ years, it's 1 year.

    Oh snap!
     
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    Once again you assume, never supported the medical bill one way or another... remain undecided and ambivalent, waiting for the hysteria to die down...
     
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    That makes it more palpable:confused::confused:... either way we will never know how much the Iraq fiasco costs, as there are so many diverted and hidden costs associated with this action...
     
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    I think you might be getting your billions and trillions mixed up.
     
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    How can we expect Golden Boy to end a war when he can't even close a little jail house (Gitmo)

    Remember all the blubbering that went on over Gitmo when Bush was around, now it has all been forgotten.

    GET BUSH---GET BUSH

    HEY HUSSEIN, WHEN ARE YOU CLOSING GITMO
     

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