$2,300 now, or $16,000 later. You decide.Submitted by Jay Weeldreyer on Thu, 10/25/2007 - 13:15
If you are an American between the ages of 15-64, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have already cost you roughly $4,000. But don’t expect to get off that easy. The Congressional Budget Office currently puts the direct costs of the war at $1.6 Trillion, plus an additional $705 Billion in interest due since the entire war is being funded using borrowed money, but they are forecasting additional expenses to bring the total with interest to $2.4 Trillion. That’s only a measly 4,800% increase over the original estimates in 2003 of $50-60 Billion.
But what does that mean to YOU?
On the low end, every working American can expect to pay $11,881 for the simple pleasure of destroying two third world countries in aggressive wars. In reality, that bill will be much, much higher as the work-force is less than 80% of the population in that age bracket. So it would be safe to round up to an even $16,000.
Still think $2,300 is a lot of money to potentially buy your way out of this sort of fiasco? Contributing the maximum possible to Ron Paul is the cheapest insurance against theft by war profiteers you’ll ever find. Hate to say it, but this is the only time I would actually recommend to a person---if you can afford the bills, put the entire amount on a credit card. If your contribution succeeds, you’ll get a windfall of $8,000 in saved future taxes to pay off that portion of the war Ron Paul would spare the world of (oh you know, that bit between now and at least 2013).
Let's remind people that they have a choice; we can give voluntarily to something we believe in. Or we can have it taken from you by force for something we are opposed to.
Wish all decisions could be so simple.
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(that last bit was in keeping with Ron's reminder to Have Fun).