Saturday, July 05, 2014

And These Recent Wars Have Yet To Be Paid For

Two tax cuts, especially for the wealthy who increased that wealth with their investment in using those tax cuts, came with both! After quickly abandoning the missions and those sent to accomplish after 9/11!

"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

Costs of Afghanistan, Iraq wars will stretch for decades
July 5, 2014 - The cost of providing medical and disability care for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is growing with each passing day, and peak spending will not occur for another 30 to 40 years.

The two wars are likely to be the most expensive in the history of the United States.

According to a 2013 study by Linda Bilmes of the Harvard Kennedy School, the U.S. will spend $4 trillion to $6 trillion on these wars, including military operations and veterans’ health care.

“The single largest accrued liability of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is the cost of providing medical care and disability benefits to war veterans,” the study reports. “Historically, the bill for these costs has come due many decades later.” read more>>>

As to all the press about the Bonuses given within the Veterans Administration. Most of the Dedicated personal within deserve them. They are separate of the care side of the decades long under funded budget. For keeping the long grossly under funded agency, the people served Responsibility, from collapsing while not bringing their own politics and greed into a job where it should never enter!!!

“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

Sen. Bernie Sanders told Conservatives: “If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, than don’t go war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about, We have a moral obligation to support them.” February, 26th, 2014

CBO: Potential Costs of Veterans' Health Care

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