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An American tragedy—the plight of the US war wounded
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: February 08, 2006 01:15AM
The total cost of this senseless, unnecessary war will reach, some say, $2,000,000,000,000. It's costing, right now over $100,000 A MINUTE. This is money being put on your children's tab. The rich are getting tax cuts so they'll never pay any of it. The highest debt is being incurred by soldiers and their families who are having their lives destroyed, and will live with the consequences of Bush's lies until they die.
[www.wsws.org]
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Re: An American tragedy—the plight of the US war wounded
Posted by: HeyDude
Date: February 08, 2006 04:19AM
If you really want tragedy, try the vets of the first gulf war. Do yo realize that over half of GW participants that were later diagnosed with GWSyndrome are dead? The govt has given up on the causes, they are going to just let rest of the syndrome sufferers whither away, and because there's is no magic bullet, the families won't get any survivors benefit.



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Re: An American tragedy—the plight of the US war wounded
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: February 08, 2006 05:26AM
Henry Kissinger spoke for the elite (Bush's self-proclaimed base) when he said "Military men as just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns."
[www.vegsource.com]

Like Agent Orange, DU and untested vaccines have insidious, long-term effects that are difficult if not impossible to prove caused by the exposure forced by government upon its dumb animals and their offspring, and the elite are now developing robot soldiers so that even the possibility that future generations will be too deformed to kill for them is not of concern.
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Re: An American tragedy—the plight of the US war wounded
Posted by: bradsdad
Date: February 08, 2006 09:44PM
sorry RV. 90% of the income taxes are paid by top 5-10% of top earners.

It was a democrat that started taxing social security benefits (The Presidents Clinton).





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Re: An American tragedy—the plight of the US war wounded
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: February 08, 2006 11:02PM
bradsdad Wrote:
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> sorry RV. 90% of the income taxes are paid by top
> 5-10% of top earners.

Bush Tax Cuts Widen US Income Gap
As Congress works out final details, levy reductions heavily favor the wealthy, already big gainers in the 1990s
[www.commondreams.org]

Bush's Tax Cuts: a Form of National Insanity
Two thirds of his new $350 billion tax cut will go to the top 10% of income earners.
[www.counterpunch.org]

Bush Tax Cuts = Tax Shifts
$197 Billion in Tax Cuts to Top 1% of US Taxpayers as Big as States’ Budget Shortfalls of $200 Billion
[www.faireconomy.org]

The Paris Hilton Tax Cut
[www.washingtonpost.com]
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Re: An American tragedy—the plight of the US war wounded
Posted by: RgrF
Date: February 09, 2006 12:39AM
bradsdad Wrote:
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> sorry RV. 90% of the income taxes are paid by top
> 5-10% of top earners.
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> It was a democrat that started taxing social
> security benefits (The Presidents Clinton).
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Why are income taxes the beneficiary of all these tax cuts, why no cut in gasoline or utility taxes? Are these less taxes than income taxes are or are they less visible and cuts would likely benefit non-contributors?

The Republican Party, as its presently constituted, ought to be jailed en masse. Not that the Dems are any great shakes but presently the Repubs are in total control of every aspect of government.

Guess its true, total power corrupts totally.

PS: Clinton was more Republican than Richard Nixon.
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Re: An American tragedy—the plight of the US war wounded
Posted by: bradsdad
Date: February 09, 2006 07:48PM
If you have a problem with a capitalistic free-market economy, you can go 90 miles from Key West and visit Fidel. His economy looks to be more to your liking. You don't have to worry about complaining, or what news station to watch, or who to vote for. Freedom from choice sounds so nice to you, doesn't it?



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Re: An American tragedy—the plight of the US war wounded
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: February 09, 2006 08:31PM
bradsdad Wrote:
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> If you have a problem with a capitalistic
> free-market economy, you can go 90 miles from Key
> West and visit Fidel.

And if you like living in a country where the government spies on you without warrants, arrests people who criticize it, breaks into your home and secretly searches your possessions and personal information, seizing your personal computer and other records why don't you move to China?

Love it or leave it types like you hate the America I was taught stood for freedom of speech. I don't have a problem with free enterprise. I do have a problem with corporate welfare, taxpayer bailouts of crooked savings and loans, killing innocent people for Halliburton's profit, and the police state fear that Bush is spreading in our land to grab dictatorial power, so that he doesn't have to obey the law, because he is the law.

I also have a problem with massive debt rung up in our childrens names so that todays blood-fattened rich can soak up a little more from the gravy train of the military industrial corporations they profit from by waging illegal, preemptive wars killing tens of thousands of innocent people. When you love this country more than I do, then I'll leave, but your crass parroting of the right-wing standard "love it or leave" betrays a hatred for the freedom any true patriot defends, rather than attacks others for exercising.
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Re: An American tragedy—the plight of the US war wounded
Posted by: bradsdad
Date: February 09, 2006 09:27PM
good nite gracie



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Re: An American tragedy—the plight of the US war wounded
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: February 09, 2006 11:33PM
g'nite George.
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