Sunday, February 23, 2014

What Fiscal Conservatism Looks Like

David Atkins at Hullabalo flags the horrifying figures from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars:
The U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will cost taxpayers $4 trillion to $6 trillion, taking into account the medical care of wounded veterans and expensive repairs to a force depleted by more than a decade of fighting, according to a new study by a Harvard researcher.
Remember these numbers when Republicans call for more tax cuts. Remember these numbers when Republicans say the 2009 stimulus failed. Remember these numbers when Paul Ryan talks about cutting entitlements. And most definitely remember these numbers when Republicans like Lindsey Graham and John McCain beat the war drum over and over.

We will pay for George W. Bush's follies for decades. He cut taxes and started two unfunded wars. Fiscal conservatism!

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