$12,000,000,000 per month – $144,000,000,000 per year?

What amazing numbers. Even Bill Gates and Warren Buffett would flinch at numbers like that. Yet here we are watching a failed President throw away our countries future, our children’s inheritance, being “resolute” in his “War on Terror”. I am sorry folks but this is really a War in Error instead. Lord, save us from the “resolute”.

The boost in troop levels in Iraq has increased the cost of war there and in Afghanistan to $12 billion a month, and the total for Iraq alone is nearing a half-trillion dollars, congressional analysts say.

Source: U.S. Iraq war costs climb to $12 billion a month | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle

The news today is just depressing. Between being told by Insurance Industry executives how they are saving the healthcare industry and political policy advisors how we must be “pragmatic” about insurance reform, between a White House trying to keep its secrets and calling Congress partisan because it’s asking questions, between reality and fiction too many worlds are starting to overlap…

Do you want a pragmatic approach to health care/insurance reform? Do I have a plan for you…Let’s put the government leaders on a plan that matches the plan the American People are on. Let’s run it like a lottery…So many of our leaders in Congress and the Executive Branch (Hell, throw the Judges in too) will be covered. We will base it on the percentages put out by the Census Bureau. It will be divided up into groups and each group will get the “Kind” of coverage we citizens have to deal with. Let them fight with insurance companies over denied coverage. Let them listen to crappy music on hold while you wait for that “real person” over in India to pick up the phone and send you back to the pushbutton menu from hell. Let them watch their kids get rolled off their coverage just as they need it and end up in credit hell for 10 years because a 15 minute office visit with a specialist cost $500 and all they are going to tell you is you need a MRI you will never be able to afford…Yes let our elected official deal with real world “Health Care” and I will bet you we will see real world reform but as long as the folks in Washington do not have to live with the Health Care/Insurance problems of the rest of us they will not be motivated to change the system…

Rant over…time to run…Have a Great Day America…

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