Monday, September 08, 2003

A question or two

So George W. Bush wants the taxpayers to foot the bill to the tune of $85 billion for his Iraqi adventure.

Of course, knowing the competence with which Bush's team handles such matters, one can assume the price tag will be closer to $185 billion.

But all this seems to beg a few questions:

Just how, exactly, does Bush plan to pay for this? With another tax cut for the rich, perhaps?

And why doesn't anyone in the press mention the long-range implications of all this for social spending?

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