One of the interesting things I find about the tea-baggers running around complaining about the national debt, and the Republicans saying no to everything, is that neither of those groups have a problem with the war in Iraq. They refuse to spend money on healthcare, for the people of this country, they complain about illegal immigrants using our resources, they bitch about government bailouts, and yet not a word about the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We spend about $7 billion (yes billion) dollars a month on the war in Iraq. Which is down from the $12 billion we were spending a month on the war in 2008. As of February 2010 we spent over $700 billion dollars on the war in Iraq alone.
The 2010 budget for military spending has gone up to $663.8 billion
As of 2007 there was an estimated $10 billion dollars lost through waste or mismanagement in the wars.
The national dept is over 11 trillion dollars increased about 4 billion dollars per day.
Now I’m no math wiz or anything, but I would image that if we stopped spending so much money invading other countries, we could spend a little on stopping the increase of the national debt, and possibly begin to pay it down again. Something that hasn’t been done since Bill Clinton was president.
I know this is just a political ploy to help him get re-elected but, if the teabaggers and Republicans care so much about taxes and government spending, why are they not supporting Rep. Grayson? He has introduced a bill to cut separate funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and uses the money to eliminate federal income taxes on every American's first $35,000 of income.
Oh, I know why, because he’s a Democrat.