Eat At Joes

Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Iraq war Now Costing US Taxpayers $6 Billion a Month

Bush administration is spending about $7 billion a month to wage the war on terror, and costs could total $570 billion by the end of 2010, assuming troops are gradually brought home, a congressional report estimates. The Iraq War alone is now costing $6 billion a month. That’s right 6 Billion with a B of our Hard Earned Tax Dollars. Much of that goes to fund companies like Halliburton which continues to pay Vice President Cheney hundreds of thousands of dollars every year in dividends (and he holds more than $8 million in Halliburton stock options). Six Billion a month translates to $200,000,000.00 every single day including weekends. Two hundred million of your and my hard earned tax dollars every day goes to pay for Iraq including Halliburton which has repeatedly been shown to be overcharging US taxpayers and serving contaminated food and water to our troops. Repeatedly. A company that did business with Iraq and Iran when it was illegal to do so. A company which bribed leaders of foreign countries in defiance of US law. Both while Cheney was CEO of the company. Read more about the ever-increasing cost of the Iraq War for us the taxpayers here.


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