FOXNews.com – AP: Pentagon Wants $99.7B More for Wars – Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon wants the White House to seek another $99.7 billion to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to information provided to The Associated Press.
1/50th of $99.7 billion is about $2 billion. Coincidentally, $2 billion is the amount that our Governoire has proposed as a spending increase for this years state budget.
Saying we’re in “exciting times,” Gov. Christine Gregoire proposed dramatically increasing state spending by more than $4 billion over the next two years.
Perhaps we would be best served by freezing state spending and diverting our surplus revenues towards the defense of our nation, instead of throwing it at education, building renovations, and park upgrades.
I think I’ll suggest it to the Governoire and see if she gives it a big two hand thumbs up.
Maybe we could start a trend. American taxpayers funding American defense.
I know this is pie in the sky, but it’s the thought that counts this time of year, isn’t it?
Maybe the IRS could just add another little check box to the 1040.
Would you like to contribute $10 directly to the defense of our nation.Tags: Gregoire, National Issues, World Issues, Local Issues