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February 12, 2007 Two weeks ago I discussed how Congress and the administration use our fiat money system to literally create some of the funds needed to prosecute our ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We’ve already spent more than $500 billion in Iraq, mostly through supplemental spending bills that are not part of the normal appropriations and budget process. But with costs soaring and no end to the war in sight, yet another supplemental spending bill must be passed soon—and both parties in Congress are only too willing to provide the money under the guise of supporting the troops.
We have embarked on the most expensive nation-building experiment in history. We seek nothing less than to rebuild Iraq’s judicial system, financial system, legal system, transportation system, and political system from the top down-- all with hundreds of billion of US tax dollars. We will pay to provide job training for Iraqis; we will pay to secure Iraq’s borders; we will pay for housing, health care, social services, utilities, roads, schools, jails, and food in Iraq. In doing so, we will saddle future generations of Americans with billions in government debt. The question of whether Iraq is worth this much to us is one Congress should answer now-- by refusing another nickel for supplemental spending bills.
Rep. Ron Paul's Website
Originally posted by df1
It is curious that most of the supporters of the invasion/occupation of Iraq are typically opposed to social programs for American citizens, but they are willing to give our money hand over fist to benefit foreign interests. They complain to high heaven about immigration and outsourcing American jobs, but they have no problem providing a virtual bottomless ATM of US tax dollars to contractors & foreign officials for the benefit of foreign governments & peoples while finding it unacceptable to spend those same US tax dollars rebuild America and to provide for the welfare of Americans.
And the beat goes on.
[edit on 14-2-2007 by df1]