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$165 Billion for Iraq, $2.7 Billion for the US

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Congress is starting a debate on the budget bill, which has $165 billion in funding for the war in Iraq, but only $2.7 billion for emergency spending in the US. That's a 61:1 ratio in favor of spending your tax dollars in Iraq, rather than here in the US.

The US infrastructure is failing, and levees all over the Midwest are failing, or getting ready to fail. Flooding is destroying homes and businesses across the region. Roads and bridges in America are in serious disrepair, and schools across the country are in need of renovation. The electric grid is a disaster. Investment in alternative energy and medical research to cure diseases is abysmally low.

I think its time for US taxpayers to demand that we rebuild America, not Iraq.

Contact your Congressional Representative now, before the vote. US taxpayers will save over $2 billion per week after we end the Iraq occupation. We will also save US lives, which is even more important.

Do it now.
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Deep in the bowels of this pork for contractors ar... by Georgianne Nienaber on Friday, Jun 20, 2008 at 10:47:41 AM
Well put John.America's infrastructure is... by Munich on Friday, Jun 20, 2008 at 1:09:48 PM
Why should your government give a crap about you? ... by Gallaher on Friday, Jun 20, 2008 at 4:44:55 PM
I did call my U.S. Senator. Thanks for the nu... by Gallaher on Friday, Jun 20, 2008 at 4:49:12 PM