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Americans Say Leaving Iraq Would Be Biggest Economy Boost.

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- 4153 days ago -
Makes sense to me...thi war is killing our troops, Iraqis, our hope and our budget. Thanks to Patrick C. for the lead.


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RC d (418)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 6:18 am
Not only would we be able to STOP bleeding $$$ like water from our precarious economy, but we would NOT be killing! WHAT AN IDEA!

David Petrosky (113)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 6:23 am
We're walking precipitously close to the same military and economic path followed by the Soviet Union in the 70's and 80's ~ and we all know where that lead them...

Jaclin S (230)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 7:50 am
Its always about the $$$$$$$ - what about the people??? Iraqi's homeless,the children murdered, no-where to go or call home???

Thomas Panto (364)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 8:10 am
Deregulated corporation SET the prices and STOLE our money...
Now Bush gives OUR IRS money back to us so we can FUNNEL THAT TO back to the corporations.

To remain Slaves requires our POVERTY and our DEPENDANCY.


Tsandi Crew (95)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 8:15 am
The last time he sent out money to everyone didn't boost the economy either.

Yes. Leaving Iraq would boost the economy tremendously. There would be parades and dancing in OUR streets!

Carolyn T (234)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 8:16 am
Noted. I am for leaving Iraq for any and all reasons...the cost in dollars is nothing compared to the devastation of lives. Thanks, Cate!

Ratty Ratman (160)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 8:21 am

The best thing we can do for the economy and everything else is impeach Bush and Cheney.










Stephen H (203)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 8:24 am
Noted and agree, thanks Cate

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 8:31 am
Yes leave Iraqi but first make bush and cheney give the Iraqi people back their oil fields.
Get rid of NAFTA is what needs to be done for the economy, that plus throw the terrorists out of the white house as well as we need to clean out all the politicians. Kucinich was the man of our dreams for President and look what they've done to him. Doesn't anybody wonder why all the politicans are millionaires?

Just for the record there are many missing from this list and the figures are low from what I've seen before. How convenient:(

Senate millionaires
John Kerry, D-Massachusetts: $163,626,399
Herb Kohl, D-Wisconsin: $111,015,016
John Rockefeller, D -West Virginia: $81,648,018
Jon Corzine, D-New Jersey: $71,035,025
Dianne Feinstein, D-California: $26,377,109
Peter Fitzgerald, R-Illinois: $26,132,013
Frank Lautenberg, D-New Jersey $17,789,018
Bill Frist, R-Tennessee: $15,108,042
John Edwards, D-North Carolina: $12,844,029
Edward Kennedy, D-Massachusetts: $9,905,009
Jeff Bingaman, D-New Mexico: $7,981,015
Bob Graham, D-Florida: $7,691,052
Richard Shelby, R-Alabama: $7,085,012
Gordon Smith, R-Oregon: $6,429,011
Lincoln Chafee, R-Rhode Island: $6,296,010
Ben Nelson, D-Nebraska: $6,267,028
Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee: $4,823,018
Mike DeWine, R-Ohio: $4,308,093
Mark Dayton, D-Minnesota: $3,974,037
Ben Campbell, R-Colorado: $3,165,007
Chuck Hagel, R-Nebraska: $2,963,013
Olympia Snowe, R-Maine: $2,955,037
James Talent, R-Missouri: $2,843,031
Arlen Specter, R-Pennsylvania: $2,045,016
Judd Gregg, R-New Hampshire: $1,916,026
John McCain, R-Arizona: $1,838,010
James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma: $1,570,043
John Warner, R-Virginia: $1,545,039
Kay Bailey Hutchison, R - Texas: $1,513,046
Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky: $1,511,017
Harry Reid, D-Nevada: $1,500,040
Sam Brownback, R-Kansas: $1,491,018
Thomas Carper, D-Delaware: $1,482,017
Ted Stevens, R-Alaska: $1,417,013
Maria Cantwell, D-Washington: $1,264,999
Barbara Boxer, D-California: $1,172,003
Orrin Hatch, R-Utah: $1,086,023
Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana: $1,080,014
Bill Nelson, D-Florida: $1,073,014
Charles Grassley, R-Iowa: $1,016,024
*These figures are base estimates provided by senators on their financial disclosure forms.


Past Member (0)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 8:33 am

Ginger M (260)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 8:57 am
Is there an article to read and go with this ya'll? I would like to read it...---ginger

Joycey B (750)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 9:01 am
I agree with everyone here. Noted with thanks Cate.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 9:47 am
I totally agree it's time to pull out and get back to looking after the world economy.
Over 600 billion spent on arms each year just imagine what this money could do instead of making bombs we could make world peace and eradicate hunger and so many more wrongs in our world.
But it will never happen while the people allow it.
It makes me so mad to see poor starving and abused children suffering while we sit back in our soft chairs and contemplate our next adventure .
Shame on our world

Tim Redfern (581)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 9:53 am
However, just 19 percent of the people surveyed said they planned to go out and spend the money; 45 percent said they’d use it to pay bills. And nearly half said what the government really should do is get out of Iraq.

Well, of course, this would be the most
sensible thing to do, which is why it
won't's sensible.
With military spending for next year
right at $1 trillion, this government
is set to keep up the war, possibly
Job One for ALL of us this year MUST
be keeping John "Insane" McCain, he of the
one hundred year war, out of the White
House. This country will NOT survive
another 4 years of a Republican war hawk.
If you don't like Hillary, don't like
Obama, that's beside the point now. Vote
the Democrat, regardless of who he/she may be.
It's our only hope.
Thanks, Cate and Patrick.

Elizabeth W (20)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 1:57 pm
Most folks I know would be putting it towards their credit card debt, which they have already used to buy whatever they are going to buy. Maybe we could send the politicians in place of the soldiers if they plan to keep occupying Iraq. Sadly where I live, you pretty much need to be a millionaire to buy a house...and even if there are low-cost programs...if your credit is not're pretty much done for there too. The costs we cannot even fathom, have only begun, in terms of the damage done to the victims...and to just encourage whatever means..seems so wrong...Argh..trapped in a consumerist mentality! How typical.."we need a fix...lets spend more money while raping the planet! Yay"

Jim P (3247)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 2:00 pm
This is a video of what we, in USA, could do with the moneys if we were NOT in Iraq:

. (0)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 2:21 pm
Plenty to do we need to feed the people find jobs take care of the health of the people

Dolores H (2)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 2:53 pm

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 3:23 pm
Since no weapons of mass destruction were found , president Bush shoi;d have gone out if Iraque right away .

Patricia Springstead (17)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 3:31 pm
If we would secure our own borders with our own troops, Get out of Everybody elses business and mind our own problems, for a while right here, in the USA, take care of the 30,000 diabled people coming back from Iraq HELL, then we would be in a better position to help others. We need to put more monies into Organic Food Sources here, Fixing Allopathic and Corrupt healthcare and taking care of our own.
Put monies into education and sustaining our Environment.
"If you can't take care of your own problems, how can you fix anyone elses???"

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 4:45 pm
Noted, we left Viet Nam in a heart beat! We can do it now.

Meenakshi Sharma (124)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 8:08 pm
I agree Cate. So well said by Patrick....I agree with Tim too. Just imagine what we could have doen with this money..if this mad man had any common sense but he still giving to Israel the aid package in billions for futher creating the war in the Middle East not PEACE...

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 10:38 pm
Bring all our people home/kick bushy and his cohorts out(maybe send them to Iraq) close the borders/take care of ALL of our own people and dance in the streets/this madness has to stop now/the USA is going to hell in a handbasket. TY Cate

Past Member (0)
Monday February 11, 2008, 7:32 am
noted and thanks Cate !
Its a no brainer that getting out of Iraq would give the economy a boost because its the biggest part of our budget goes to the wars in Iraq and Afganistan !
Bush will never give up the occupation in Iraq until he wants to make sure he has control of the oil and will always keep people in place to make sure that doesn't change .

Past Member (0)
Monday February 11, 2008, 11:59 pm
Noted and thanks Cate. I agree with should get out of Iraq. In fact we should not even be there but that is a moot point. I don't know all of the millionaire senators but I do know one. John Edwards was not a child born into priviledge. He worked for everything he got. His father was a blue collar worker who worked in the mills in North Carolina. Just wanted to get that straight. He was he Democratic candidate that was tanked by the media and they never got his message out. He was going to take our troops our of Iraq and bring them home. You can see how far he got. Disgusting.

. (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2008, 10:41 am
The troops wouldn't be unemployed because there are SO many things this country needs! Just imagine what a strong country we would have if our war $$$ were spent improving our own infrastructure!
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