White House tight-lipped on postwar costs

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  1. BOBDN

    BOBDN Banned

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    And well they should be with some estimates running as high as $600 BILLION for the totao price tag. And all for a war which was never necessary and sold on a pack of lies.

    Exactly what I meant in the thread on free speech about this administration operating in secret like some dictatorship.

    White House tight-lipped on postwar costs
     
  2. xochi

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    you didnt get the memo?

    Questioning the Admistration is Anti-American!


    :eek: :Q :(
     
  3. BOBDN

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    Oh, sorry. I must have missed it, xochi.

    I'll have to edit out all questions of or opposition to the supreme chosen leader.



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  4. xxxxxJohnGaltxxxxx

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    Do my tax dollars buy you bread and diapers? I sure hope not. You clearly have too much time on your hands...perhaps you would be better served getting a job and stop whining about how you think the country should be run.

     
  5. outriding

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    ahh yes the person who is complaining about how someone has too much time on their hands makes a worthless post [​IMG]

     
  6. flavio

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    You can't really buy anything with 600 billion anyway.

     
  7. Bowfinger

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    True enough. $600B doesn't buy what it used to.

    What was the projected cost of universal health care again? Thank God we've got all these "conservatives" to prevent such wasteful spending.
     
  8. CADsortaGUY

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    Yep - I thank God we exist everyday. Thanks for noticing:D

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  9. Bowfinger

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    And your children will spit on your grave for screwing them, letting Bush pander to the greedy and the ignoramuses who can't see the inevitable result of his reckless fiscal policy: stratospheric taxes and gutted services for future Americans.

     
  10. charrison

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  11. CADsortaGUY

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    Yep - keep up the shrill rhetoric - it really does help your cause ;)

    BUSH IS A DISASTER!!!! :p

    CkG

     
  12. Bowfinger

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    Noting that as ususal, you dodge the issue because you can't refute it.
     
  13. CADsortaGUY

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    shrill rhetoric isn't substantive enough to bother with refutation. Nice try though.

    CkG
     
  14. UltraQuiet

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    Coming out or not coming out with a "cost estimate" is really a no win situation. If you don't, the oligrophrenics claim you are "hiding something". If you do, and it's too low, people scream you're low balling it or if you run over it you look bad. If it's too high, then people scream about that. They should just do what they're doing, say they don't know how much it's going to cost, try to get a good estimate, ask Congress for the money and ignore the shrill whining of the idiots.
     
  15. Gaard

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    Well if they'd just do without those damn x-ray glasses, they'd have an estimate that's acceptable to all. Those mutha's ain't cheap! ;)
     
  16. BaliBabyDoc

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    Curiously, the administration has no idea during the budget process but knows for certain than an Emergency appropriation will be necessary in the near future. Legitimate leadership would say . . . 1) this how much it's cost so far, 2) this is the best case scenario, 3) this the worst case scenario, 4) here's our best guess.
     
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    Exactly what I was trying to say. I had to work "oligrophrenic" into the post though.



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  18. Bowfinger

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    Really? If a multi-trillion dollar deficit increase isn't "substantive enough to bother with", what is? The fact is, you can't respond because you haven't a clue how we will pay off this debt without resorting to massive service cuts and massive tax increases -- just like I said. Bush doesn't care because he'll be out of office and he's stinking rich. Lord knows why you don't care.

    (Re. "shrill", looks like Bill O'Reilly taught you Bush-worshippers a new word. Glad to see it, your mindless attack rhetoric was getting repetitive. But if you keep your heads in the sand, chanting your little mantra of denial, the next word you may learn is "defeat".)
     
  19. DealMonkey

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    Yeah, with the Bushies spending like a teenage girl @ the mall with her dad's credit card, and the dems pounding their fists on the desks about fiscal responsibility and a balanced budget, you wonder who the real conservatives are. Or, at least I do. :p
     
  20. Bowfinger

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    I don't wonder at all. Haven't since Reaganomics.
     
  21. sandorski

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    No, repeated questioning is "anti-American". ;)
     
  22. Gaard

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    How many questions is one allowed before he's deported?
     
  23. sandorski

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    I dunno, perhaps the three strikes law applies. :)
     
  24. DealMonkey

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    Where are the WMDs?! Where are the WMDs?!? WHERE ARE THE WMDS!!!!!!

    :Q - oh oh...
     
  25. CADsortaGUY

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    I don't watch O'Reilly, infact I watch very little TV. Your rhetoric is shrill, your mini-rants that are all over the board are quite amusing though - keep it up - it help our side :D

    Multi-trillion deficit? Wow - look folks- we have a comedian in the crowd! :p The FACT is that you and the 9 dwarves don't have and use ideas to contradict Bush - you just attack attack attack. Do you really think you are going to convert anyone with your screeching?

    CkG