Friday, February 02, 2007

Bush to Seek Record $716 Billion for Defense Spending

Next week, Bush is putting in a request for $716 Billion for defense and to fund the war on terror. According to Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg.com), the budget will go something like this: $93.4 billion in additional money for fiscal 2007 to cover costs of the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. The remaining $622.6 billion would cover the year ending Sept. 30, 2008 and include $141.7 billion for the wars.

Capaccio also writes, "The military funding request is greater than the annual gross domestic product of all but 14 countries." Meanwhile, Bush has pulled funding for healthcare programs, such as Access to Care, for citizens with no insurance to receive affordable health care. So now we have people who can't afford their medications, and who are walking around with disease and pain with no way to receive help, however they will be defended by Bush, with $716 billion!

Patriot$ don't a$k Question$. United Republik of Amerika

2 comments:

Titania Starlight said...

He's out of his mind! WTH!!!!???!!!

Floyd said...

I second that emotion and add, sooner or later we will have to pay for all this mess, but I always wonder when that happens who will they use as a scape goat?

The reports coming out from Generals in the field is that we are basically accomplishing nothing in Iraq, I don't know if he does not know better? Or, is he just on a quest to bankrupt America?

Great blog.