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Obama is still trying to pay off two wars,two tax breaks for the rich, and closing the Medicare donut hole created by Bush Jr.

Obama inherited the worst ecomony since the great depression.

The costs of the 2003-2010 Iraq War are often contested, as academics and critics have unearthed many hidden costs not represented in official estimates. The most recent major report on these costs come from Brown University in the form of the Costs of War project,[1] which said the total for wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan is at least $3.2-4 trillion.[2] The report disavowed previous estimates of the Iraq War's cost as being under $1 trillion, saying the Department of Defense's direct spending on Iraq totaled at least $757.8 billion, but also highlighting the complementary costs at home, such as interest paid on the funds borrowed to finance the wars and a potential nearly $1 trillion in extra spending to care for veterans returning from combat through 2050.[3]

Those figures are dramatically higher than typical estimates published just prior to the start of the Iraq War, many of which were based on a shorter term of involvement. For example, in a March 16, 2003 Meet the Press interview of Vice President Dick Cheney, held less than a week before the Iraq War began, host Tim Russert reported that "every analysis said this war itself would cost about $80 billion, recovery of Baghdad, perhaps of Iraq, about $10 billion per year. We should expect as American citizens that this would cost at least $100 billion for a two-year involvement. I think Cheney underestimated the total cost of the wars by a few trillion dollars....????

Yes folks the debt clock runs as we paid for 2 unwinnable, useless, unpaid for wars,two tax cuts and closing the Medicare donut hole under Bush Jr.

I think he's doing a super job at creating new jobs and I appreciate the information and will pass it on.
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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

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List of aviation shootdowns and accidents during the Iraq WarFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from List of aviation accidents and incidents during the Iraq War)
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This list of aviation shootdowns and accidents during the Iraq War includes incidents with Coalition and civilian aircraft during the Iraq War.

129 helicopters and 24 fixed-wing aircraft have been reported by media to be lost in Iraq since the 2003 invasion till February 2009. 46 of these incidents have been attributed to hostile fire such as anti-aircraft artillery and surface-to-air missiles. In March 2007, Brig. Gen. Stephen Mundt said that 130 helicopters had been lost in both Iraq and Afghanistan, about a third to hostile fire, and he was concerned that they were not being replaced fast enough.[1] A more recent report published in "Aircraft Survivability" in Summer 2010 a total of 375 U.S. helicopters have been lost in Iraq and Afghanistan till 2009. 70 U.S. helicopters have been downed by hostile fire and the other 305 are classified as non-hostile and non-combat events.[2][3] Unmanned aircraft of any type are not included in the list below.

At least 283 personnel have been killed in helicopter crashes since the invasion, and 19 have died in fixed-wing crashes.

Since the beginning of the invasion helicopters were the target of attacks with "aerial improvised explosive devices", home-made bombs.[4] In early 2007 the US Army announced that the Iraqi resistance has a strategy for attacking US helicopters.[5] This was confirmed by documents captured from Iraqi insurgents.[6][7] A deputy commanding general in Iraq of the U.S. military said that the average month in 2006 and 2007 saw about 17 attacks against helicopters.[8] Efforts to prevent more deaths included more training for helicopter pilots. They continue to improve tactics and aircraft defenses to reduce losses. In fall 2007, the military deployed the more advanced V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. According to the military, this aircraft flies much higher and faster than helicopters and has six to seven times more survivability than the CH-46.[9] The cost of replacing this equipment we be in the trillions.

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Top 10 Lessons of the Iraq War

Besides pissing away trillions of dollars.....

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http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/03...

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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.[10][11]

Joseph 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.[12] 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."[12]

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.[13

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According to the National Priorities Project's CostOfWar.com , a website providing a running tally of the expense incurred by U.S. wars, the cost of the Iraq conflict is now nearly $801 billion. However, when medical and disability claims are included, as well as the cost of replacing equipment and weapons, economists Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes estimate the eventual cost of the war could be between $4 and $6 trillion, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

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Halliburton Overcharges Classified by the Pentagon as Unreasonable and Unsupported -$1.4 billion

Amount paid to KBR, a former Halliburton division, to supply U.S. military in Iraq with food, fuel, housing and other items -$20 billion

Portion of the $20 billion paid to KBR that Pentagon auditors deem "questionable or supportable" -$3.2 billion

U.S. Annual Air-Conditioning Cost in Iraq and Afghanistan -$20.2 billion (Source - NPR )

U.S. 2009 Monthly Spending in Iraq -$7.3 billion as of Oct 2009

U.S. 2008 Monthly Spending in Iraq -$12 billion

U.S. Spending per Second -$5,000 in 2008 (per Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on May 5, 2008)

4,487 US Soldiers Killed, 32,223 Seriously Wounded
as of Jan 31, 2012

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Merriam-Webster wrote:
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Hey Dave,
President Obama's is going to go down as one of the greatest presidents ever despite the obstructionist Tea Party that's running the republican party now in Congress. I think he's doing a super job at creating new jobs and I appreciate the information and will pass it on.
We think alike sweetie. Hows bout meeting at Danny's restaurant for a nibble?

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P Ryan wrote:
Halliburton Overcharges Classified by the Pentagon as Unreasonable and Unsupported -$1.4 billion
Amount paid to KBR, a former Halliburton division, to supply U.S. military in Iraq with food, fuel, housing and other items -$20 billion
Portion of the $20 billion paid to KBR that Pentagon auditors deem "questionable or supportable" -$3.2 billion
U.S. Annual Air-Conditioning Cost in Iraq and Afghanistan -$20.2 billion (Source - NPR )
U.S. 2009 Monthly Spending in Iraq -$7.3 billion as of Oct 2009
U.S. 2008 Monthly Spending in Iraq -$12 billion
U.S. Spending per Second -$5,000 in 2008 (per Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on May 5, 2008)
4,487 US Soldiers Killed, 32,223 Seriously Wounded
as of Jan 31, 2012
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I like my free sell phone, it's pink in color. What color did you get?
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Mutt vs Mitt wrote:
<quoted text> I like my free sell phone, it's pink in color. What color did you get?


Hey,

I seem to be a good diversion from all the previous posters facts that do not support your extreme ideology.

Yes, you're wrong about so many things. Its pretty obvious now.
You're actually wrong about everything so far.

Oh yes, You and old Dave Rogers, Ted, and good old Boxhard too. I don't want to forget that idiot.

You guys are losing big....have you been reading some of the posts by D Chaney and P Ryan, etc....pretty good points...so if you want to be distracted by my typos go ahead....
They're eating your breakfast, lunch and diner.

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rikki rocket wrote:
My first 8 track was Nugents " free for all ". Thought he was awesome. Now. A dingleberry on Rush Limbaugh's @ss.
Has it ever accured to you that Nugent is still awesome and you are the one that became the dingleberry?

Think about it.....
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Romney, his kids and Nugent are all draft dodging cowards.. was Nugent out campaigning for Mutt too?

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!
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Wolf puppy, your ted nugent was and is a one hit wonder, nothing more and nothing less. Boy George has sold more records then your nugent has been who's best days are in his real rear view mirror. Milli vanalli also sold more then your nugent. REALITY IS A BITCH
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bobby6464 wrote:
Wolf puppy, your ted nugent was and is a one hit wonder, nothing more and nothing less. Boy George has sold more records then your nugent has been who's best days are in his real rear view mirror. Milli vanalli also sold more then your nugent. REALITY IS A BITCH
So, what's your point? The conversation is not who sold the most records.

Nugent is wealthy, you aren't.

End of discussion.......
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Halliburton gave Dick Cheney a $34 million payout when he left the company to join the presidential ticket.

We looked at a personal financial disclosure form that Cheney signed on Sept. 1, 2000. This is the filing made once someone joins a national presidential ticket. It represents the candidate's holdings and income as of August. In the portion addressing Cheney's compensation from Halliburtion, the file lists the following categories and dollar amounts as of that date:

• Salary/bonus (gross):$4,721, 947
• Deferred salary:$1,042, 441
• Senior executive deferred compensation contributions:$654,804

Meanwhile, on May 15, 2001, Cheney also signed a second disclosure form that is supposed to update the August 2000 filing so that it covers the full year. In this filing, Cheney disclosed the following Halliburton income:

• Salary/bonus (gross):$821,896
• Elective deferred salary:$403,166
• Stock equivalent unit bonus:$396,213
• Senior executive deferred compensation contributions:$53,692
• Elective deferred salary lump sum payout:$1,140,160
• Restricted stock imputed income:$7,560,000
• Nonqualified stock option income:$21,964,254
• Senior executive deferred compensation payout:$2,797,128

"Thanks Hallibuton ,I owe ya one"- Dick Cheney

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http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...

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Friends have earned since Dick became Vice President of the United States.

While Dick claims he has no ties with the company he use to run, he receives about $150,000 per year from Halliburton. Of course the fact that Halliburton and Friends have the Vice President on the payroll has nothing to do with the billions of American tax dollars that Haliburton has made since we invaded Iraq to liberate the Iraqi people. Here are a few fun facts that will help you understand how Halliburton has earned those billions of taxpayers dollars fair and square!

FUN FACT 1 - On October 29,2003, the Associated Press reported that "the U.S. government hired the company in Iraq without a competitive bid, after the company recommended itself in a study. Halliburton's Iraq oil services contract, worth $1.59 billion so far, will be extended until December or January."

FUN FACT 2 - The Associated Press on October 29, 2003 also reported that "Iraq contractors DynCorp, Bechtel and Halliburton donated more than $2.2 million mainly to Republican causes like the 2000 Bush presidential campaign between 1999 and 2002, according to the Center for Responsive Politics."

FUN FACT 3 - The Associate Press further reported on October 29, 2003 that we taxpayers paid Halliburton's subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root $3 million to build a mess tent in Bagdad for our troops.
FUN FACT 4 - The U.S. government and its taxpayers are paying Vice President Dick Cheney 's former firm Halliburton $2.65 a gallon for gasoline imported into Iraq from Kuwait and then reselling it to Iraqis for 4 to 15 cents. When is the last time you paid 4cents for a gallon of gas?

FUN FACT 5 - The Army Corps of Engineers announced in March 2003 that Halliburton had been awarded a no-bid contract, with a $7 billion limit, for putting out fires at Iraqi oil wells. Corps spokesmen justified the lack of competition on the grounds that the operation was part of a classified war plan and the Army did not have time to secure competitive bids for the work.

FUN FACT 6 - Bush himself was "shocked" at the overcharges and vowed that Halliburton would pay back any money they stole from the American people. Of course, this was another ploy by the Bush Administration to get the story out of the papers. One week later, the Pentagon determined that Halliburton had not been stealing from the taxpayers! Guess that W decided to let them off the hook!

FUN FACT 7 - The Pentagon acknowledged in 2004 that Haliburton was under investigation for charging the United States Taxpayers for meals it never served to our soldiers in Iraq! Apparently, the Bush/Cheney Adminstration has been paying Haliburton and Friends for three meals for every one meal Haliburton actually served. Makes you wonder how much that Turkey Bush was holding up in Iraq on Thanksgiving Day 2003 cost the U.S. Taxpayer!

The Blue View of this raw corruption was summed up best by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., who has stated that, "Halliburton is looting the U.S. Treasury and this administration seems to be happy to help them."

The Reds View is slightly different. First, remember that forgiveness is a Christian Virtue. Second, the Reds refer you to Bush Christian Founding Principle 8 which sayeth, "You can steal whatever you want as long as you are a CEO, President, Vice President, CFO, or Treasurer of a Fortune 500 Corporation. However, if your theft exceeds $1,000,000, you must attend a Protestant Church Service the Sunday after your theft exceeds the $1,000,000 threshold."

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Expanding Halliburton probe confirms Bush administration is most corrupt in US history:

On the eve of the 2004 presidential election, allegations about the corrupt relationship between the Bush administration and Halliburton Corp., the company formerly run by Vice President Richard Cheney, have taken center stage once again. Press reports Friday said that the FBI has expanded an ongoing investigation into contracts obtained by Halliburton’s subsidiary, Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), in Iraq and Kuwait.

The FBI sought an interview with Bunnatine H. Greenhouse, a senior Army civil servant who objected to the KBR no-bid contract and complained that it represented preferential treatment. The Army gave KBR a secret $7 billion contract to restore Iraq’s oil fields just before Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

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http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2004/10/hall-...

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How the Bush Family Makes a Killing from George's Presidency:

Halliburton scored almost $1.2 billion in revenue from contracts related to Iraq in the third quarter of 2006, leading one analyst to comment: "Iraq was better than expected... Overall, there is nothing really to question or be skeptical about. I think the results are very good."

Very good indeed. An estimated 655,000 dead Iraqis, over 3,000 dead coalition troops, billions stolen from Iraq's coffers, a country battered by civil war - but Halliburton turned a profit, so the results are very good.

Very good certainly for Vice President Dick Cheney, who resigned from Halliburton in 2000 with a $33.7 million retirement package (not bad for roughly four years of work). In a stunning conflict of interest, Cheney still holds 50,000 stock options in the company. Why pursue diplomacy when you can rake in a personal fortune from war?

Yet Cheney isn't the only one who has benefited from the Bush administration's destructive policies. The Bush family has done quite nicely too. Just a few examples:

Bush Sr.

Bush's dad has strong connections to the Carlyle Group, a massive private equity investment firm whose Chairman Emeritus is Frank Carlucci, a former college roommate of Donald Rumsfeld's and former Defense Secretary under Ronald Reagan. Imagine the pull Carlucci has with today's White House...

But Carlucci has another secret weapon - Bush Sr. Amid conflict-of-interest allegations, the elder Bush resigned from the Carlyle Group in 2003, but reportedly remains on retainer, opening doors to lucrative profits in the Middle East and elsewhere. Bush Sr.'s specialty is Saudi Arabia; in fact, he was at a Carlyle investment conference with Osama bin Laden's estranged brother, Shafiq bin Laden, when the 9/11 attacks took place.

Carlyle specializes in military and security investments, and with Bush Jr. in office, the company's profits have soared; it received $677 million in contracts in 2002, then a whopping $2.1 billion in 2003. Carlyle's investors currently enjoy an equity capital pool of over 44 billion dollars.

In January 2006, Bush Sr. wrote China's Foreign Affairs Ministry that it would be "beneficial to the comprehensive development of Sino-US relations" if Beijing approved the sale of a Chinese bank to a consortium which included Carlyle. Bluntly put, Bush Sr. asked China to grant Carlyle a lucrative business deal or risk his son's wrath.

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Did you hear what Michelle Obama did to me?

I broke my back go get her husband elected in 2008.

I was repayed by being banned from the White House!

Michelle said she didn't want some fat black woman waddling around the White House.

Obviously Michelle hasn't looked in the mirror....she must go 190-200 pounds.

Look it up...what I just posted about Michelle blocking me is true.....

Michelle's weight is just a guess....but I'm probably not far off the mark

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bobby6464 wrote:
Wolf puppy, your ted nugent was and is a one hit wonder, nothing more and nothing less. Boy George has sold more records then your nugent has been who's best days are in his real rear view mirror. Milli vanalli also sold more then your nugent. REALITY IS A BITCH
Oh my bobby6969, you and i have something great in common and that would be Boy George. I still get a tingle up my leg when I think of Boy George. I remember my first tingle, it was, omg the best tingle I ever had. Thanks to you I'm all sweaty and hot...want to meet at Danny's and play sandwich?

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