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Current Cost of Iraq War

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by TeamPlayer, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. TeamPlayer

    TeamPlayer New Member Webmaster

    The cost of the Iraq war is now over $511 billion.

    National Priorities Project | Bringing the Federal Budget Home

    Yet, it seems that when it comes to spending on war the US will quite happily give the green light to any increases the President requests.

    Federal Budget Year in Review 2007

    Congress and the administration failed to agree on budget priorities this year. While the President announced an escalation of the Iraq War and requested nearly $200 billion for war funding in fiscal year 2008 alone, Congress tried repeatedly to expand health care for children. By December, only one of the 12 appropriation bills requiring approval, the defense bill, passed Congress without being vetoed by the President. Congress wrapped up the budget process with an omnibus spending bill which combined all other bills into one. It included numerous cuts to domestic spending programs, and included another $70 billion in unrestricted war spending.


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