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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Priorities, Priorities...

Do you remember back in December when Congress would not pass a bill providing a $250 COLA (Cost Of Living Allowance) to Senior Citizens and the disabled because it would cost about a billion dollars and supposedly there wasn't money in the budget, (yet enough to extend the Bush Tax Cuts to Everyone including the very wealthy)?

Cost of Libya Operation already piling up (Natonal Journal) -- "With U.N. coalition forces bombarding Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi from the sea and air, the United States’ part in the operation could ultimately hit several billion dollars -- and require the Pentagon to request emergency funding from Congress to pay for it. The first day of Operation Odyssey Dawn had a price tag that was well over $100 million for the U.S. in missiles alone. And the U.S. military, which remains in the lead now in its third day, has pumped millions more into air- and sea-launched strikes targeting air-defense sites and ground-force positions along Libya’s coastline."

There seems to be basic economic maxims...

An individual, no matter how financially broke, always has enough $ for a pack of smokes and a beer.  And the US government, no matter how financially broke, always has enough for war.

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