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Military budget: 7% increase plus cost of Iraq/Afghanistan

According to this article at Military.com, Bush sent a request for $439.3 billion defense budget for FY 2007, a seven percent increase. This does not count the ongoing cost of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, which, the article states, currently cost over $80 billion per year.

Hmm, the US Census says there are about 105 million households (2000 census data). Let’s round down the budget request to $500 billion, and the household population to 100 million; this means Bush is asking for $5,000 per household.


2 responses to “Military budget: 7% increase plus cost of Iraq/Afghanistan

  1. Daniel Lemire February 9, 2006 at 12:20 am

    This is also probably enough money to feed everyone on Earth. Just imagine, for fun, if the Americans were to implement a plan to end world hunger.

    Just imagine what effect this would have on groups promoting the hatred of American values.

    Nah. Better build bombs and kill people with this money instead. Surely, this makes Americans safer.

  2. ---dean February 10, 2006 at 6:33 pm

    Does this include the cost of the Emperor’s New Uniform ? The Neo-Monarchy does not seem interested in the $0.02 that I’d like to give them on the topic. Seems they know that my comments would not be supportive enough of the CiC…therefore unwelcome.

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