Thursday, April 11, 2013

They Got Their War of Hubris On the Credit Card, Still is, Both Wars!

And quickly abandoning why we even sent our military into that Region and all the Missions of!

"If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

The time has come to pay the bill
11 April 2013 - As we come to the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, it’s a good time to look at the effects that the decisions made by the George W. Bush administration and the 107th Congress have had on America.

In a November 2011 opinion piece for Forbes Magazine, Bruce Bartlett, President Ronald Reagan’s former domestic policy adviser, said of Republican lawmakers, “They like starting wars and don’t like paying for them.”

He then goes on to eviscerate George Bush and the Republicans for refusing to raise taxes for the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, and instead choosing to cut taxes.

“Nothing is more important in the face of war than cutting taxes.” House Majority Leader Tom Delay said at the time.

What a departure from previous lawmakers and previous war policy. A sampling of statements by lawmakers in the past reflect this fact; read more>>>

“Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013

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