U.S. Can't account for cash

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  1. Wry Catcher
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    The U.S. Government knows it awarded nearly $18 billion in contracts for rebuilding Afghanistan over the past three years but it can't account for spending before 2007.

    Funny, one more myth exploded. The party of 'fiscal conservatives' had control of the White House and the Congress when YOUR tax dollars went missing.

    For those who like to be informed, please see the link below. For the willfully ignorant, you are now able to sidetrack this thread with your usual idiotgrams (a shout-out to CrusaderFrank and the echo chamber).

    U.S. can't untangle billions in Bush-era Afghan spending | McClatchy


    "Data got better from 2007 on," said Susan Phalen, a spokeswoman with SIGAR, "but it remains to be seen whether we'll ever know how much U.S. agencies spent overall."

    And what was different beginning in 2007? The Democrats controlled the Congress.
     
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    Hardly surprising---our Government can't find it's ass with both hands on a good day. All the more reason not to trust them with a dime.
     
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    Now why do you suppose Haliburton moved to Dubai? Wouldn't have a thing to do with the fact that Dubai has no extradition treaty with the US would it?

    Cheney and his pals made tens of billions off of the blood of our sons and daughters.
     
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    So... we want to trust the feds with our health care and social security, why??
     
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    Nice spin. One might say the American people cannot be trusted with firearms, since a few criminals kill innocents.
    There seems to have been little of no oversight by the Bush Administration and the Republican controlled Congress over the use of our tax dollars.
    Today, because the R's screwed up the economy, they needed to put on sheeps clothing and rename themselves 'tea party patriots'. Only the stupid would vote for the wolf simply because it changed its appearance.
     
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    Think about your post. The "feds" at the time were Republicans. The thieves appear to be private companies who took taxpayer money and used it for themselves, not the authorized purpose. The R's were either incompetent, dishonest or both.
    Today the R's hope to gain power, and abolish social security and medicare, giving the same private sector an opportunity to rip off the American taxpayer once again.
     
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    So you don't think democrats are used just as much by corporate interests as republicans?:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Bush-Rove-Cheney took the definitions of fiscal responsibility and conservatism, turned them on their heads, and took a generation of lemmings over the cliff with them. Obama took a litany of campaign promises to undo much of what he inherited then doubled down on war, imprisonment, and fiscal irresponsibility.
    Neither is defensible.
     
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    hell, the other day 50 nuclear weapons dropped off their online inventory.....whioopsey....
     
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    Just trying to justify your parties crappy spending habits by blaming Bush?

    Seriously, when are you going to realize that both parties have totally screwed us with spending our money? The problem is never going to be fixed if we keep blaming the others and pretending the other party had no part in it.
     
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