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A proposal of that magnitude would indicate the wars' costs, particularly to battle the intensified Iraqi insurgency, are far exceeding what the Bush administration said it was expecting early this year.
The fresh request would be on top of $215 billion that lawmakers have provided since 2001 to wage war in Iraq and Afghanistan and begin rebuilding those countries, according to White House figures.
Taken together, a $290 billion total would be nearly half the $623 billion cost of the Vietnam War and the $613 billion in U.S. costs for World War I, using dollars adjusted for inflation.
The Treasury Department borrows money through the sale of Treasury Bills, Notes, Bonds, and United States Savings Bonds to the public. We have copies available of Table OFS-1--Distribution of Federal Securities by Class of Investors and Type of Issues and Table OFS-2--Estimated Ownership of Public Debt Securities by Private Investors. These tables can be found in the TREASURY BULLETIN, which gets published monthly by our Financial Management Service. You will be interested to know that a yearly subscription to this document is available from the Superintendent of Documents. You may place your order by calling 202-512-1800 or by writing to the Government Printing Office, Post Office Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. This material may also be available in your local library or in a depository library.
Originally posted by curme
Originally posted by RANT
Tell me it's me. Can anyone still find this story out there?
I found the
Reuters and AP version.
Did CNN change the story to THIS?
Originally posted by vincere7
Americans still have this notion that this country is pre 1960 morals and government where in fact the U.S. IS NOT the wonderful nexxus of the past but a big government entity intent on global control. It has nothing to do with the government as a whole but rather those running corporations and betraying our constitution and citizens in the house of Congress.
The U.S. is about big money, and big power, and we aim to stay in that sphere as long as we can, just like Rome did. Anyone who clings to the proud patriotism of America's past and fails to recognize the current ideology is as blind as a mole in daylight.
The honor and integrity of believing in a man in power such as the white house in our current time is a foolish dream for those who are hell bent on clinging to the past and ignorant of reality.
The future of America does not wait for your honor to catch up nor does it recognize your beliefs. If you fail to recognize what America has become then she has effectively corrupted you.