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WAR: Bush to ask for additional $82 Billion

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posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 09:48 AM
President Bush plans to ask Congress for an additional $82 Billion today to help the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The request was supposed to go in late Monday.
Last Monday, Bush submitted an overall $2.5 trillion budget for Fiscal 2006. That document called for restraining spending across a wide swath of government programs from popular farm subsidies to poor people's health programs. Spending on the military, the biggest part of discretionary spending, would rise by 4.8% in 2006 to $419.3 billion.

But this figure does not include the estimated $82 billion that the administration wants to pay for the ongoing military expenses in Iraq and the Middle East.

Administration officials, who discussed this special request late last month on grounds of anonymity, had said that $75 billion of it would be for U.S. military costs, with the rest including funds to train and equip Iraqi and Afghan forces, aid the new Palestinian leadership, build an embassy in Baghdad and help victims of warfare in Sudan's Darfur province.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Congress approved the $25 Billion request last summer, but will they approve the request this year? Under the new plan for this year, there are financial cuts across the board, but the war's budget goes up 4.8%. This newest request would push the totals up over $300 Billion.

In a statement President Bush made, this latest request would help the US "stand with the Iraqi people and against the terrorists trying desperately to block democracy and the advance of human rights."

posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 09:52 AM
I find that so noble and god giving,

Yes let's use our tax payer money and increased the deficit while we the american people get cuts and more harship.

But Iraq, Afghanistan, are well funded and so Haliburton.

posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 10:01 AM
Just another example of Bush lining the pockets of the cabal and us not being able to do anything but watch while they tell us it isnt happenning.

posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 10:08 AM
According to Reuters

The supplemental budget request, previously set at $81 billion, includes $600 million in new aid for Asian nations hit by the Dec. 26 tsunami, pushing the total U.S. contribution to $950 million.

The request will push funding over $300 Billion with over $105 Billion in fiscal 2005.

Bush intends to use the "extra" money to accelerate training for Iraqi security forces so they can provide extra security and provide an exit stratagy for US troops.

The request is expected to be approved by lawmakers, despite their concerns about record federal budget deficits. No funds for the Iraq and Afghanistan operations were included in the $2.57 trillion budget Bush submitted to Congress a week ago.

posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 10:23 AM
why wasn't this in the budget? is he trying to hide somthing, or pull classic bait and switch?

Where is all that Iraqi Oil going? isn't that suppose to pay for the reconstruction?

posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 10:28 AM

Originally posted by Jehosephat
why wasn't this in the budget? is he trying to hide somthing, or pull classic bait and switch?

Where is all that Iraqi Oil going? isn't that suppose to pay for the reconstruction?

Good questions indeed. Unfortuantely you are asking the wrong people. Americans should be demanding answers and full accounting from their elected officials. Time for some investigations and hearings.

posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 01:12 PM
Why are people not up in arms over the fact that we are giving billions in aid in this year's budget but slashing programs at home to the bone?
Come on people wake up!!
It is one thing to be charitable and help those who need it, it is another to do it at the expensive of your own citizens well being.

posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 01:43 PM
Just to provide a little perspective, here are a few quotes and links I put in my Wal-Mart article:

Budget Criticism:

* A cut in food stamps for the poor by $1.1 billion over the next decade, which means hunger.
* A 50 percent cut in the rental assistance program for people with disabilities.
* A freeze on funds for veterans' health care despite rising costs and the newly wounded.
* A $60 billion cut in Medicaid for the poor, which means one of two things – sick people without care or higher local taxes to offset Bush's cuts.
* A reduction of $80 million in heating subsidies for the poor, which means cold people. A lot of them are elderly. That means old, cold people.
* At the same time Bush is turning his back on the poor, he's asking Congress to make permanent his tax breaks for the rich.

Bush's Budget Reflects New Low in Moral Values

NOTE: "On average, about 21.3 million people in America - more than half children - received food stamps each month in fiscal year 2003, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

Yet 36 million people, including 13 million children, went hungry or worried about where their next meal was coming from, Vollinger said, quoting a federal hunger report."


THE PRICE OF EMPIRE: Bush Budget Cuts Everything but War

Poor Priorities

Bush Budget's Hit List Includes Children


US Government Assists Wal-Mart

posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 02:45 PM
Well I see, like you said Soficrow for some reason our domestic agendas are not that important after all, but the money for the defense budget and Iraq is, after all we have to keep the profiteers getting wealthier at the expenses of our hard earn tax payer money.

Oh, forgot we are "getting a tax brake" let's see how that littler money is going to help with the cuts on the budget for poor families I guess bush thinks that a tax brake is enough to covert for what is lacking on other things at least it makes people happy.

God is good, bush is good.

posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 10:52 PM
This is off the subject but ....

Don't you guys DARE question ol' W's motives and/or intellect/capability to not F up the country and kill more American soldiers/maim more soldiers and not give them any MF'ing compensation/MONEY because their arms and legs were shattered/blown smooth off or they were paralyzed from the waist down BECAUSE THEIR INJURY WAS NON COMBAT RELATED. (Heavy, heavy sarcasm if you haven't noticed)

IE they flipped their damn tank or whatever. I know you guys must have heard of some the absolutely heinous treatment of some of our (US) soldiers with "NON COMBAT" related injuries. WHY?? It makes me so angry for these boys to come home in peices to their wife and kids or parents and be forgotten by the government that they just months before sacraficed their bodies for, to be confined in a physical hell for the rest of their lives. This war is no good, no good at all. I no longer believe its any of our business and surely not in our best interest AT ALL. Especially if they are going to treat the men and women who die every day over there, like worthless expendable tools. Ill shutup now before I blow a gasket. WTF

God bless and save America, for our people are nothing like our leaders.
I hope the non-Americans on this board will understand this.

[edit on 14-2-2005 by SilverStar]

posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 11:53 PM
It would be difficult to have a One World Government without a level playing field for the billions of people just trying to live day to day. America's wealth had to be redistributed and it's identity dilluted. That task is nearing completion.

Most Americans are now in debt well beyond their means. Second mortgages, multiple credit cards, car loans, student loans, and on it goes. Hyper inflation is there it's just masked for now.

Open the borders. NAFTA and other such projects are means to levelling the playing field in North America. After completion the wealth factor in the U.S. will be somewhere between what it was in the 50s and what Mexico is now. Canada will be along for the ride.

At any point, our public debt could be called out. There are already large tracts of land to cover this debt (national parks). But they will also be able to take most homes and the land they are on even if they are payed off. It's in the U.S. code. And just for a quick parallel think about what happens if they want to build a freeway through your house. There is no choice.

The issue is and will remain that most Americans are too drugged up and distracted to notice anything. Much less read into the encyclopia sized U.S. Code or the IRS Code. And if the majority of Americans are like the people you see on TV then there is no hope for remedy. Television is now at or below a 5th grade level.

My advice for those that are awake; don't worry since there is nothing you can do. Enjoy the ride. Put your money offshore and into other currencies like the Euro. Hedge with precious metals. Americans accept a 3% APR on their money when you can get so much more in other parts of the world. But to know these things would require reading. And that's not something the majority seem to be willing to take up.

The anger I see is not well placed. It will not wake up your Prozac popping, American Idol watching neighbor. That energy would best be used to take on a more global view of things. You can't beat them so join them. Most of those that are awake are probably smarter than the leaders. The leaders were just lucky to be born into families with lots of money. If they weren't born into those families they would most likely be homeless bums yelling incoherantly at ficticious entities. They are no better than us. They just have all the money that their long dead family members created. They couldn't make money selling toilet paper at a mexican restaurant. In a word, most leaders today are just plain stupid. If they were smart there would already be a One World Government and everyone would know about it and welcome it.

Good Luck and Enjoy the Show!

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