Saturday, March 29, 2003

HOW DO WE PAY FOR THIS WAR?

It's quite simple, gentle reader, for as Il Dubya says, we need only concern ourselves with necessary expenditures. Demonstrating our support for our president, we present a proposed budget revision to pay for the first $75 billion it will cost in the first month to liberate Iraq's pipelines for Donald Rumsfeld's friends:

- Cut all money spent on international affairs, general science, space, technology, natural resources, and the Amtrak bailout. We'll still have to find $4 billion somewhere else. Or:
- Cut all money spent on agriculture, commerce, housing, and 96% of the money we spend on transportation. Or:
- Cut 93% of the money spent on education, training, employment, and social services. Or:
- Cut health programs by one-third. Or:
- Cut Medicare expenditures by one third. Or:
- Cut Social Security expenditures by 16%. Or:
- Cut all veterans' benefits and half of the justice system. Or:
- Don't pay 43% of the interest on the debt this year.

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