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That's going to make federal funding for health care plans and social security more interesting.

Neocon win! They keep the money, and destroy public spending on essentials.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 07:32:10 PM EST
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That's the whole point. Makes it damned near impossible now.
by Magnifico on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 07:38:41 PM EST
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Unless it is all kept in that mysterious place, "OffBudget". A war of a few trillion, bailing out the financial system, another trillion or so.

I hope we get more than pennies on the dollar from the estates of the millionaires and billionaires who fleeced the system for the last several years. I fully presume that the bankruptcy estate manager of the US will claim back everything that they stole plus more.

Will we have to pay for their dinners and the dinners of their families while they are in their holding cells, awaiting trial? Or will they work on chain gangs. I can only imagine that if people taking pictures of them pay a dollar or so per, that this will be more monetarily remunerative than whatever service they are providing; trimming hedges on the road, etc.

I wonder if we should short some of the drug companies since all the rich won't be able to buy their 'mother's little helpers' as they do now. Geez, in that scenario, Prada, Chris-Craft, et al will be in dire straits. How will the world survive?

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Sat Sep 20th, 2008 at 05:18:15 AM EST
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