When speaking in terms of what the American People are worth, spending
comes to mind. It seems that the Republican Party is averse to spend money and
continue helping the American people that have lost their jobs, and who have
been out of work for some time. Their reluctant behavior brings to mind how
much money the Bush Administration spent on the illegal Iraq War, a war which
was neither sanctioned by Congress or the UN. I'm thinking in these monetary terms
because the Republican Party is holding back the Unemployment extension for
about 2 million Americans who have lost their jobs and are on long term
unemployment. By the end of July that number could rise to over 3 million
Americans. Does the Republican Party believe that the American people are worth
at least as much as what the Senate appropriated for the Iraq War?
France, Germany and Russia didn't sanction the Iraq War.
The people of England and Italy staged huge protests to no
avail, as did many Americans; there were demonstrations all over the world
protesting against this war; millions protested against this war including Spain. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opposition_to_the_Iraq_War This was the largest worldwide mass protest
in history. For the United States, the debt caused by this war is
The political structure of the
United States government is not that forgiving; perhaps the Republican Party is
intent on making the American people pay by not immediately passing the last Unemployment
Extension, which was put forth by the Democratic Party. To put it mildly, it is
said that payback is not kind. In politics the forgiveness level is not a friendly
one, and with a war which was definitely not sanctioned by the American people,
perhaps this is a form of payback from the Republican Party to the American
Billions of dollars were spent on
the Iraq War, in fact it was multi-billions of dollars, over of a trillion
dollars; if you count what was spent on the Afghanistan War, well then the
government spending tops 1 trillion dollars; this money was approved by
Congress and the Senate of the United States of America. http://costofwar.com/
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As of Saturday, July 17, 2010, the
amount of money spent for the Iraq War totaled $734, 056, 000,000.00 and
counting; for the Afghanistan War, it was $284, 116, 000,000.00 which totals $1,018,172,000,000.00; this is since
2001 and the count continues to be tabulated.
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