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Pfft!!! A TRILLION dollars over the course of 9 YEARS?! Please! Obama and his Democratic Congress have spent MORE than that in the past 18 MONTHS!!!! *sigh*
An ESTIMATE of $6.5 TRILLION in one year?! Now THAT'S Change for ya!!
Answer by LoriKeet at 3:57 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by urkiddingright at 2:45 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by urkiddingright at 2:47 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
March 16, 2003 Meet the Press interview of Vice President Dick Cheney, held less than a week before the Iraq war began, host Tim Russert reported that "every analysis said this war itself would cost about $80 billion, recovery of Baghdad, perhaps of Iraq, about $10 billion per year. We should expect as American citizens that this would cost at least $100 billion for a two-year involvement."
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:50 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
In June 2006, the Army said that the cost of replacing its depleted equipment tripled from that of 2005. As of December 2006, according to government data reported by the Washington Post, the military stated that nearly 40% of the army’s total equipment has been to Iraq, with an estimated yearly refurbishment cost of $US 17 billion. The military states that the yearly refurbishment cost has increased by a factor of ten compared to that of the pre-war state. As of December 2006 approximately 500 M1 tanks, 700 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and 1000 Humvees are awaiting repair in US military depots
Answer by Carpy at 5:17 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
The federal fiscal situation in 2009 will be dramatically worse than it was in 2008.
FURTHERMORE....The Democrats took over The House and started writing the budgets in 2007. What's your point?!
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:22 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Lori - The question was STIMULUS PROGRAM vs. WARS, not total deficit w/ wars vs. total deficit w/o wars.
Ummm.....then refer back to NightPhoenix's post "cost of war." The ORIGINAL stimulus bill cost $787 Billion. The total cost of the IRAQ war thus far is $743 Billion.
Sooooooo.....it's true! Obama's ONE TIME kickback-for-lobbyists-and-people-who-got-him-elected, err...The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, DID cost more!!
Is that what you wanted me to say?! LOL :o)
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:31 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 2:47 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
According to a (CBO) report published in October 2007, the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could cost taxpayers a total of $2.4 trillion dollars by 2017 when counting the huge interest costs because combat is being financed with borrowed money. The CBO estimated that of the $2.4 trillion long-term price tag for the war, about $1.9 trillion of that would be spent on Iraq, or $6,300 per U.S. citizen
A recent study indicated that the long term health care costs for wounded Iraq war veterans could range from $350 billion to $700 billion
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