Update: Article HIT with Tea Party. EDUCATION Libyan War Cost Equivalent to 5,000 F-150 Trucks in TWO Days! - Americans Fed-up!Submitted by borisimo on Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:50
The article seems to have hit a note on the regular Tea Party trail. We are getting quite a bit of traffic directly from emails, they must be forwarding it.
We hope we have helped educate some TP's on Contstitutional vs. Unconstitutional war and on the 9th and 10th amendment.
The illegal, un-constitutional, not Congress approved war against Libya, has cost us the equivalent to well over FIVE THOUSAND F-150 trucks in just two days!
Not only our principled Tea Party / Freedom Movement Representatives, but also the elite/bank Representatives on both sides of the isle of US Congress, admit that the federal government is broke and admit that we must curtail federal expenses soon or we will have a final financial catastrophe in our hands.
Yet, on the first few days of this new war they have managed to blow-up the equivalent of at least five thousand eight hundred forty four (5844) F-150′s. 1 – 2
* 4461 worth of Ford F-150′s in Tomahawk missiles in two days! 1 – 2
* 1348 Ford F-150′s in a downed F-15 jet!
Yes, the undeclared Libyan war has cost us the equivalent of about six thousand F-150 trucks in just a few days. But wait… it gets much, much worse. According to the Congressional Research Service the USA, that is you and I, are spending about 14 thousand million dollars a month waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Take a moment to mull that figure and what it means; 14 thousand million dollars a month.
Lets figure what that figure means in real terms:
* 14,000,000,000.00 / 22,415.00 = 624,581 F-150′s a month!
* 624,581 * 12 months = 7,494,972 Ford F-150′s a year!
You read that right; the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, not counting the new Libyan war, are costing you and I the equivalent to over SEVEN MILLION F-150 trucks a year. Feel free to pause again, and think what that means.
What happens to a country that is willing to destroy, blow up, burn, waste, the equivalent to seven million brand new trucks a year waging war?
Many claim that the federal government is inefficient. They are wrong; the federal government, in just two of our wars, destroys over seven million trucks a year.