I'm no longer an American ...

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by FeenixRizin, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. it's done, over and out ...

    quite an experiment, interesting and historic.


    Another communist dictator,... nothing, absoultely, nothing interesting about that
     

  2. Bye

    Obama 2012 !!!!!!!!!!!

    Pelosi 2016 !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. unless you are a billionaire why the hell would anyone want to be a repub? what's innit for you :confused:
     
  4. Thats what I don't understand.All these dumb ass Republicans cant see that unless your super rich Republicans don't give a shit about you and will always choose business over people

    Republicans bitch and whine about a trillion for health care,but have no problems with 4 trillion for wars,bailouts,tax cuts for the rich,haliburtens etc
     
  5. Yeah, I'm about out of here too. My entire family has citizenship in other countries so its no problem to leave. My American and Irish passports give me freedom to pretty much go to any country I want, and retirement visas in the 3rd world countries only require you to have about $50k in assets, so thats easy enough to move there if I choose.

    Anyway...I just thought I would correct your title...it shouldnt say "I'm no longer an American" It should say "We are no longer Americans" because basically, this is not the same country anymore. This is Obamaland.
     
  6. Bye


    Obama 2012 !!!!!!!!!!!

    Pelosi 2016 !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. In the last 10 years combined, we have not even spent 1 trillion on wars.

    Obama has blown 1.6 trillion more than we had in revenue in his first year of presidency.
     
  8. WTF does any of this babble mean? Are you a disgruntled Bushlander :D
     




  9. According to a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report published in October 2007, the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could cost taxpayers a total of $2.4 trillion dollars by 2017 when counting the huge interest costs because combat is being financed with borrowed money. The CBO estimated that of the $2.4 trillion long-term price tag for the war, about $1.9 trillion of that would be spent on Iraq, or $6,300 per U.S. citizen.[9][10]

    Stiglitz, former chief economist of the World Bank and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, has stated the total costs of the Iraq War on the US economy will be three trillion dollars in a moderate scenario, and possibly more in the most recent published study, published in March 2008.[11] Stiglitz has stated: "The figure we arrive at is more than $3 trillion. Our calculations are based on conservative assumptions...Needless to say, this number represents the cost only to the United States. It does not reflect the enormous cost to the rest of the world, or to Iraq."[11]

    The extended combat and equipment loss have placed a severe financial strain on the U.S Army, causing the elimination of non-essential expenses such as travel and civilian hiring.[12][13]





    Long-term health care costs


    A recent study indicated that the long term health care costs for wounded Iraq war veterans could range from $350 billion to $700 billion.






    Obama 2012 !!!!!!!!!!!

    Pelosi 2016 !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN2450753720071024


    U.S. CBO estimates $2.4 trillion long-term war costs
    Wed, Oct 24 2007
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could cost taxpayers a total of $2.4 trillion by 2017 when counting the huge interest costs because combat is being financed with borrowed money, according to a study released on Wednesday.

    With President George W. Bush indicating a large contingent of U.S. troops likely will be engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan for many years to come, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated the total tab for the wars from 2001 through 2017.

    CBO estimated that interest costs alone from 2001-2017 could total more than $700 billion.

    So far, Congress has given Bush $604 billion for the two wars, with about $412 billion spent in Iraq, according to CBO, which is Congress' in-house budget analyst. In Iraq alone, the United States is spending about $11 billion a month, with costs escalating.

    Bush is seeking another $196 billion for combat in Iraq and Afghanistan through September 30 and Congress is expected to debate that request over the next few months.

    CBO estimated that between 2008 and 2017, the wars could cost slightly more than $1 trillion, assuming overall troop strength is cut to 75,000 by 2013.

    Currently, there are about 170,000 U.S. troops in Iraq and another 26,000 in Afghanistan.

    Finance charges for the money already spent on the war will total $415 billion from 2001 to 2017, according to CBO. For the next decade, "interest outlays would increase by a total of $290 billion over that 10-year period," CBO told the House Budget Committee, which is reviewing long-term war costs.

    "To put it all on our credit cards with no accountability, with no plan to pay for it, I think is the height of irresponsibility," said Rep. James McGovern, a Massachusetts Democrat who serves on the budget panel and is an outspoken war critic. "It will be just one more toxic legacy of this disastrous war we will have to leave our kids to clean up."

    With national elections about a year away and public discontent with the Iraq war running deep, Democrats are highlighting the huge costs of the Iraq war as they seek $22 billion more than Bush wants for domestic social programs such as health care and education.

    Bush has vowed to veto the added funding.

    CBO estimated that of the $2.4 trillion long-term price tag for the war, about $1.9 trillion of that would be spent on Iraq.
     
    #10     Mar 21, 2010