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Last week Congress passed the war supplemental appropriations bill. In an affront to all those who thought they voted for a peace candidate, the current president will be sending another $106 billion we don’t have to continue the bloodshed in Afghanistan and Iraq, without a hint of a plan to bring our troops home.
As Americans struggle through the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, this emergency supplemental appropriations bill sends $660 million to Gaza, $555 million to Israel, $310 million to Egypt, $300 million to Jordan, and $420 million to Mexico. Some $889 million will be sent to the United Nations for so-called "peacekeeping" missions. Almost one billion dollars will be sent overseas to address the global financial crisis outside our borders. Nearly $8 billion will be spent to address a "potential pandemic flu" which could result in mandatory vaccinations for no discernable reason other than to enrich the Pharmaceutical companies that make the vaccine.
Perhaps most outrageous is the $108 billion loan guarantee to the International Monetary Fund. These new loan guarantees will allow that destructive organization to continue spending taxpayer money to prop up corrupt leaders and promote harmful economic policies overseas.
Originally posted by David9176
or they just don't give a crap about american taxpayers and workers.
Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
Hopefully we can make it to 2010 because the Dem's will get tossed out on their butts. If they don't the streets might end up looking like they do over in Iran.
Originally posted by Rockstar1102
What I think I'm failing to understand (as the case with many others I'd imagine) is why the US government finds it more important to ship hundreds of billions of dollars overseas in the economic climate we're currently experiencing.
I don't know about the rest of you, but America is going to heck in a hand basket. There is NEVER any good news, especially financial news, and maybe it's just people stuck in their daily routines, but it seems like no one cares either. Why do people not care about the worst economy in 70 - 80 years? Does everyone think everything is going to eventually "work itself out" and be hunky dory anytime now?
I can't understand anymore, why we're letting our government push us deeper and deeper into the hole. People make remarks about how this is going to end up like it is in Iran, and while I don't share their views directly in terms of violence and protesting, we're on that course.
What the hell are we doing giving $108 billion to the IMF for?!? We can afford to give them that money, but not invest it into programs or initiatives to help the country get back on its feet again?
Watch, very much sooner than later the SHTF and we're all gonna be in one big boiling pot full of debt and unsuccessfully run government ideas.