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« on: February 02, 2004, 04:17:42 PM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3450235.stm


half a trillion deficit, with defence expenditure to increase by 7% while domestic affairs gets capped at 1%.

half a TRILLION.


and he wants to go to the moon.

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2004, 04:19:15 PM »
OK. Which "guest" forgot to sign in ??

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2004, 04:20:12 PM »
My money's on smoker.

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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2004, 04:21:26 PM »
Nah, that's either Pinball or Kingboy_D trying to confuse us by being a little less verbose than usual.

Bill Oddie will be along shortly to explain that GWB has our best interests at heart, which I will try to refute, while at the same time managing to weasle in a mention of how cute my dog is.

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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2004, 04:22:09 PM »
yep guilty, and the other one's me as well

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2004, 04:22:37 PM »
Quote from: "Sherringford Hovis"
Nah, that's either Pinball or Kingboy_D trying to confuse us by being a little less verbose than usual.


:)

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2004, 04:24:16 PM »
I haven't got a problem with increased defense spending as some of it will go into weapons development, which in turn leads to a better choice of weapons in Grand Theft Auto, Resident Evil, etc.

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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2004, 04:26:06 PM »
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I haven't got a problem with increased defense spending as some of it will go into weapons development, which in turn leads to a better choice of weapons in Grand Theft Auto, Resident Evil, etc.


so you're saying, violence begets video games. hm, revolutionary

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2004, 04:28:52 PM »
Any news of Chrono-Tanks or the Redeemer from Unreal Tournament?

They're great.

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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2004, 04:35:25 PM »
It's the ghettoes all over again, which were last exacerbated (if not created) during Reagan's cold war era when he massively increased defense spending  and made tax cuts. To pay for it he massacred "social spending", essentially meaning that many lost their education and healthcare/unemployment etc. funding, resulting in ghettoes. To paraphrase Carlin - there's some winners but a whooooooole lot of losers.

GWB is pushing it to a whole new level tho, which begs the question - how much debt can the USA sustain before it goes into economic meltdown? I suspect not much more, given what's happened to the US dollar recently & investor confidence in the US, which is what makes this budget so worrying...

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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2004, 07:39:15 PM »
He's put in a load of hard-to-reverse stuff like tax cuts that don't expire until 2011 (he wants to make them permanent!).

There appears to be at least one glaring factual error in the story (if you want to get nitpicky

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But his figures do not include any additional spending on Iraq, whose costs in 2004 were $85bn


That's quite a lot of expenditure for just under 33 days.  Still, he's bunged up medicare a bit, just to make out that he's all heart.

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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2004, 08:05:49 PM »
To be fair to the warmonger, he's said a lot about going to the moon, but he hasn't actually put forward that much money to do it.

That will be his successor's problem.

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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2004, 09:11:25 PM »
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half a trillion deficit


"You're going to have to pay me.....500 billion dollars!...To finance my top secret mooooon base you understand...."

What a fucking disgrace the USA is.

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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2004, 10:14:19 PM »
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What a fucking disgrace the USA is.

Well said Sir! ;-)

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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2004, 03:10:52 PM »
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