Sunday, November 29, 2009

So, the republicans and other wingnut pukes are wondering how we will pay for something as important as HEALTH CARE for all Americans?  Maybe these assholes should refer back to the way they pay for things as an example of what NOT to do.

How to pay for a war of aggression on a country of people who never did a goddamned thing to us.

Some Democrats are pondering how to pay for America's wars to the disdain of the rocket scientists within the republican party.


"Iraq is a very wealthy country. Enormous oil reserves. They can finance, largely finance the reconstruction of their own country. And I have no doubt that they will." Richard Perle, chair The Pentagon's Defense Policy Board July 11, 2002

"The likely economic effects [of a war in Iraq] would be relatively small.... Under every plausible scenario, the negative effect will be quite small relative to the economic benefits." Lawrence Lindsey White House economic adviser September 16, 2002

"It is unimaginable that the United States would have to contribute hundreds of billions of dollars and highly unlikely that we would have to contribute even tens of billions of dollars." Kenneth Pollack former director for Persian Gulf affairs National Security Council September 2002

"The costs of any intervention would be very small." Glenn Hubbard White House economic adviser October 4, 2002

"Iraq has tremendous resources that belong to the Iraqi people. And so there are a variety of means that Iraq has to be able to shoulder much of the burden for their own reconstruction." Ari Fleischer White House press secretary February 18, 2003


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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.