The war is making you poor

by Justin Raimondo


During the Bush years, war funding was ‘off budget’ – a bit of fiscal trickery that masks the real costs of these conflicts – and the Obama crowd promised to put an end to that practice. However, so far the Obama-ites are going the Bush route of submitting ‘emergency’ supplementals to our misnamed ‘defense’ budget in order to cover the costs of the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. This time around the ‘emergency’ funding comes to $159 billion: H.R. 5353 would eliminate that entirely and make our solons fund their war out of the remaining $549 billion earmarked for the Department of Defense. Simple, clean, and clearly illustrating how our elected representatives fool us — and themselves — into believing the costs of their wars are less than they really are, the four-page bill already has bipartisan support...

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