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New Pigs Coming To Feed On US Tax Dollars

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df1

posted on Feb, 14 2007 @ 12:37 PM
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Ron Paul's website reports that the new congress, much like the old congress, is doing nothing to control spending in Iraq and that it continues "depreciating our currency" to fund the war which "is criminal". It sounds to me like we have a new group of political pigs lining up to feed at the corporate trough at the expense of America and it's citizens.


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.

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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


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]




posted on Feb, 14 2007 @ 02:12 PM
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I suppose it'll stay that way for a long time to come. After people struggle to get power (whether for good or for bad), they tend to lose track of what they came to accomplish once they get 'on top'.

Man, is there nothing Ron Paul and I can't agree on?!


[edit on 2/14/2007 by Arcane Demesne]


ape

posted on Feb, 14 2007 @ 06:30 PM
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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]


all independents like myself can do is inform people. I would say to ron paul listen buddy america was all for this war when it was proposed dont start giving me propaganda lines about iraq, democrats and republicans got us into it and it should still be funded aslong as they plan to stay there and finish what they started. you want another cambodia? at least make an attempt to clean house which they should of done 2 years ago. I think we should of went in with alot more troops to get that capital city stabalized from the start.

what does funding the iraq war have to do with our federal taxation policy and our social programs? most american feel it's the governments duty to live up to the promises and it's commitment it made to the people however I feel they should find a better way to fund such programs considering they are going to bankrupt our country. you act like iraq is bankrupting the US well let me tell you it cost us tax payers and everyone in the US who complies with our federal tax code over 250 billion dollars a year , thats almost an iraq war every year just for compliance because of that socialist marxist communist manefesto 'progressive' income tax.

if we changed our laws we could fund this war 10x over and not feel it, we could also strengthen the dollar and have continue its dominance through the 21st. iraq is not bankrupting us, stupid corrupt socialist politicians are.




[edit on 14-2-2007 by ape]



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