Thursday, May 04, 2006

Staggering cost of war

"The House will not take up an emergency supplemental spending bill for Katrina and the war in Iraq that spends one dollar more than what the president asks for," said House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio. "Period."
The new funds would bring total spending on war-related costs since the September 2001 attacks to roughly $430 billion, according to calculations by the Congressional Research Service.
Appropriations for last year's hurricanes would now total about $96 billion.
The Senate measure passed by a 77-21 vote. It contains $65.7 billion for war operations

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