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Old 03-05-2009, 03:51 PM
 
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What is exactly is one TRILLION dollars?


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Old 03-05-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Dontcha know, that trillion is the new billion (just as 40 is the new 30)?

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Old 03-05-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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Interesting. Thanks for posting it.
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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OK - this is such a cool website I just have to share it with my fellow Americans'


What is exactly is one TRILLION dollars?

So now you finally know how much it cost in dollars to fight the war in Iraq. But unlike this trillion dollars you might actually have something to show for it other than 4,255 dead, 45,298 wounded and a whole bunch of scrap metal that used to be Humvees.
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:18 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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wow, that really puts things in perspective...Good God!
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:11 PM
 
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So now you finally know how much it cost in dollars to fight the war in Iraq. But unlike this trillion dollars you might actually have something to show for it other than 4,255 dead, 45,298 wounded and a whole bunch of scrap metal that used to be Humvees.
Ovcatto - so what you're saying is that it is far better to spend trillions of dollars on pet pork projects, expanding the federal governments role in our daily lives than say...liberating 25 million Iraqi's from an iron fisted dictator who used his raped rooms and torture chambers and chemical weapons to pursue his agenda of global domination...you're my new hero!
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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hmmmm a trillion dallars like that would be enough money to buy one million ---million dollar houses.... now thats a big neighorhood.... when can i get one of those new houses... or a trillion is 20 berrny madoff shin digs.. or 50 three gorges dams in china.... and maybe enough money to fly the wicked witch nancy palosi around the globe like ten times..... or 500 oil refineres... and like 25 billion barels of oil ...and all the drugs in the usa for ten years... that just about covers it
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:37 PM
 
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That money is on pallets for a reason folks... Obama actually plans on air dropping them in slums as a petty cash fund for those who need it, of course those who don't need it will not take it... Much like the system already in place.
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