Thursday, October 4, 2007

Senate Approves Another $459 Billion For Death And Destruction; Bush Wants $190 Billion More

The Senate approved another $459 billion for the Pentagon on Wednesday. This represents an increase of more than 10% over the previous Pentagon budget, according to the New York Times.

By my calculations, the increase (from $378 billion last year) is more like 21%.

President Bush still wants an additional $190 billion for his wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Last year's total (for the Pentagon plus the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan) was only $448 billion; the increase in the combined budgets comes in at 45%.

I suppose it must be a good thing that we elected so many Democrats in 2006. But I can't figure out why.

Say goodbye to another $650 billion that we don't even have.

Not to mention the lives.