October 8, 2009
Wow this shit is totally fucking awesome, right?
Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief after a positive cost report on health care overhaul gave them a chance to rally around a Senate plan that significantly expands coverage while trimming the federal deficit. The Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that the latest version of the Senate Finance Committee proposal would expand coverage to 94 percent of all eligible Americans at a 10-year cost of $829 billion.
The budget umpires added that the legislation would reduce federal deficits by $81 billion over a decade and could lead to continued reductions in federal red ink in the years beyond.
Estimated War-Related Costs, Iraq and Afghanistan
According to the Center for Defense Information, the estimated cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will reach $864 billion by the end of fiscal year 2009.
In billions of budgeted
Total Iraq $53.0 $75.9 $84.6 $101.9 $133.2 $526 $657 $1,631.6 Afghanistan 20.8 14.7 14.5 20.9 19.1 36.8 140 173 439.8 Enhanced security 13.0 8.0 3.7 2.1 0.8 0.4 28 5 61.0 Unable to allocate 5.5 5 5 15.5 Totals $33.8 $81.1 $94.1 $107.6 $121.8 $170.4 $700 $864 $2,172.8Source: “The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11,” Amy Belasco, Congressional Research Service Report for Congress, RL33110, p. CRS-6); and Center for Defense Information, “Defense Budget Tutorial: So, You Think You Know the Cost of the Wars?” Web: www.cdi.org.
These motherfucking pathetic douchebags are “breathing a sigh of relief” that a mostly-useless bipartisaned-to-fucking-death health care bill is only gonna cost $829 billion over ten motherfucking years, when the wars of choice in Iraq and Afghanistan have already cost $2172 billion over eight years, and have cost $864 just in the motherfucking 2009 fiscal year (which just ended)? And all this fucking sick-fuck right-wing handwringing about how it’s too expensive to give health care to everyone, and niggers, spics, liberals, artists, non-muslim-hating jews, poor people, and other assorted non-Real Americans should be left to die in the motherfucking gutter because they don’t “deserve” health care, but Real Hard-Working Americans (i.e., white racist christian theocrat scumbags and white plutocrat greedfucks) do?
While Democrats breathe their sigh of relief and rally around their eviscerated piece-of-shit “health” (i.e., full bonuses for greedfuck health corp CEOs) plan, excuse me while I fucking puke.