You can count on our deficit

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Readers might be interested to know, if you had one million dollar bills and counted them one at a time 24/7 it would take 12 days.

The war in Iraq costs billions per year; it would take a person 32 years to count one billion dollar bills.

Now, with the bailouts predicted to cost a trillion dollars, that would take you 32,000 years!

Eddie Powell, Millen

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Nammy
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Nammy 01/25/09 - 02:08 am
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Just print the money. Forgive

Just print the money. Forgive the debt. And all is well. (Smile.)

justus4
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justus4 01/25/09 - 05:13 am
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Blah, Blah, Blah, we are in
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Blah, Blah, Blah, we are in serious trouble in this country. This economy may still colaspe and inflation creeps into the markets. No one really knows the answer it seems. We gotta do something and that something is printing money. It probably will end up being a mistake, but those with kids better prepare them for hard times 'cause we in some deep kimchee.

Bizarro
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Bizarro 01/25/09 - 07:19 am
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Hey justus but this collapse

Hey justus but this collapse won't be because of whitey. You have a black dude as Prez. We can blame him for everything. wRight. Afterall he promised the sun and moon-you bought the bill of goods-so he better produce and fix this economy like he guaranteed he would. Just think for the next four to eight years we can blame everything on the black man-how ironic. You will probably go insane. It is amazing how the black man is so reviled and has so much prejudice against them and they are so disenfranchised to the point one was elected Prez. I guess all your blather and rhetoric is full of crap eh. Bigot!!!!!! I guess you will have to stop your racist banter for the next four years-least you look the fool.

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 01/25/09 - 07:37 am
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Morning, Biz. I agree

Morning, Biz. I agree completely but we're wasting our time with justus. He can only see the wrongs of the white man. His entire life philosophy is that the white man is trying to hold a brother down. Blacks have no responsibility in any thing.

christian134
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christian134 01/25/09 - 08:03 am
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justus how can you say "No

justus how can you say "No one really knows the answer?"...For crying out out Pres. Obama is said to be all knowing...Are you forgetting your leader so soon?

soldout
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soldout 01/25/09 - 08:18 am
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For personal protection

For personal protection during hard times just be a cheerful giver and expect to be blessed. This is just a normal business cycle made worst because we keep trying to delay it and make sure no one suffers. Also as a country we now sow more bad seed than good so that is working against us too. There is nothing complex about what is happening. Leaders need God's wisdom but most reject God at every turn and consider themselves smarter than God.

Rankle
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Rankle 01/25/09 - 09:09 am
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Thank you for the math

Thank you for the math lesson, Eddie. By the way, judge Wapner comes on in 17 minutes.

jack234
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jack234 01/25/09 - 09:46 am
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christian134: Thank God, at

christian134: Thank God, at least we have a leader now after 8 years. We should all wish him well the next 8 years. HELLO! HELLO!

JohnQPublic
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JohnQPublic 01/25/09 - 10:13 am
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Per About.com: Spent &

Per About.com: Spent & Approved War-Spending - About $800 billion of US taxpayers' funds spent or approved for spending through mid-2009.

U.S. Monthly Spending in Iraq - $12 billion in 2008

U.S. Spending per Second - $5,000 in 2008 (per Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on May 5, 2008)

Cost of deploying one U.S. soldier for one year in Iraq - $390,000 (Congressional Research Service)

Lost & Unaccounted for in Iraq - $9 billion of US taxpayers' money and $549.7 milion in spare parts shipped in 2004 to US contractors. Also, per ABC News, 190,000 guns, including 110,000 AK-47 rifles.

Missing - $1 billion in tractor trailers, tank recovery vehicles, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and other equipment and services provided to the Iraqi security forces. (Per CBS News on Dec 6, 2007.)

Mismanaged & Wasted in Iraq - $10 billion, per Feb 2007 Congressional hearings

Halliburton Overcharges Classified by the Pentagon as Unreasonable and Unsupported - $1.4 billion

Amount paid to KBR, a former Halliburton division, to supply U.S. military in Iraq with food, fuel, housing and other items - $20 billion
All under BUSH'S WATCH. The GOP has a short memory!

JohnQPublic
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JohnQPublic 01/25/09 - 10:20 am
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The above does not take into

The above does not take into account the budget surplus we had when Clinton left office and Bush showed up at the treasury with a backhoe and dumptruck to shovel our money into the pockets of the elite of the world.

Tujeez1
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Tujeez1 01/25/09 - 10:32 am
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And The Obam is going to save

And The Obam is going to save the world with Abortions financed and paid for by the full faith and credit of the American Taxpayer. I think his goal is to be the most prolific murder for hire Chicago mobster in the history of the world. Maybe he'll make the Guiness Book of World Records. Willistontownsc will be so proud. Can a Palomino count that high? I'll bet he breaks Hitler's record in two years.

johnsmith
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johnsmith 01/25/09 - 10:54 am
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coalminerpa, you need to

coalminerpa, you need to understand that, the moment you use the words "the budget surplus we had when Clinton left office," you remove yourself from any intelligent conversation about economics. If you owe $200,000.00 and make $50,000 per year, even if you make enough money to pay the minimum payments, and have a little left over each month, that is not a "surplus." A "surplus" is when you don't owe money, and you take in more than you can spend. The only reason Clinton could make it look like a "surplus" was that the continued monthly borrowing from SS and Medicare tax payments were enough to give the gov't a little walking-around money. That's not a surplus; that's accounting fraud, of the kind that would get you or me thrown in jail. As far as the expenditures on defense, I would say that, at least when spend money on the Pentagon, you get more, better-trained, better-equipped soldiers. What do you get when you spend more money on welfare? More, more-skilled-at-gaming-the-system, more nicely-housed welfare recipients. I know, I'm crazy, but I prefer door #1...

curly123053
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curly123053 01/25/09 - 12:08 pm
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Good post johnsmith !

Good post johnsmith !

gnx
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gnx 01/25/09 - 01:40 pm
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If I recall correctly, there

If I recall correctly, there was no surplus at the end of the Clinton administration, only a 'projected surplus'. You can project numbers all day long, but that doesn't make them real.

dani
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dani 01/25/09 - 03:56 pm
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The downfall of civilization

The downfall of civilization began with the words "We will take care of you....", a campaign promise made by all Democrats. Until the words self-reliance and responsibility are put back into everyday usage, the taxpayers will suffer.

Bizarro
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Bizarro 01/25/09 - 05:17 pm
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Remember as a kid when you

Remember as a kid when you would read about history and just wonder what the heck them folks were thinking to get themselves into such a fine mess against all logic and reason. Well give it twenty years and kids will be reading about us. hee,hee,hee. What the.........#$%. I guess hindsight is 20/20 but looking at the [filtered word] end can get pretty nasty. Govt always grabs the wrong end of the donkey-the [filtered word] end. Cleaning up after a mess is a waste of time as time would be better spent fixing the cause.

jack
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jack 01/25/09 - 07:00 pm
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Caolaminerpa, you seem to

Caolaminerpa, you seem to forget (typical DIM) that BJ Cliton left office with the economy in a recesssion which Bush/Repubs pulled us out of. You also seem to forget that it was the Repub Congress that forced a balanced budget on BJ Cliton for the first time in over 40 years of DIM control of Congress. If anyone is short on memory it appears to be you DIMs.

jack
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jack 01/25/09 - 07:03 pm
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Biz, why do you think the

Biz, why do you think the DIMocRAT Party symbol is the azz?

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