GWOT Pork? The Global War on Terror
I read in the Washington Post
“According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, Congress has appropriated more than $500 billion for the “Global War on Terror” since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and the new funding request would increase that figure to nearly $745 billion through fiscal 2008.”
“Bush Plan Reins In Domestic Spending Proposal Aims to Balance Budget And Fund Wars.” Michael Abramowitz and Lori Montgomery, Washington Post, Tuesday, February 6, 2007; Page A01
But we cannot forget all the Homeland Security pork. What a racket! Also, the war costs will inevitably escalate. The only remedy will be more tax cuts and the elimination of wasteful support for the poor.