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Pentagon eyes $468.9 bln budget for fiscal 2008

Posted by mythoughtsandnews on December 18, 2006

“They would like the administration to ask for most of the funding up front,” he said.

Kosiak also rejected England’s statement in the memo that the 2008 increase “reverses a trend of declining real growth”, calling England’s
description “flat-out wrong”.

“There has been a upward trend in real terms, above the rate of inflation,” he said, citing a 23 percent real increase, above inflation, in the Pentagon’s budget from 2000 to 2007.

Loren Thompson of the Virginia-based Lexington Institute, said England’s letter revealed the Pentagon’s growing concern about being able to modernize its forces and fund new weapons programs while paying escalating war bills.

“This has real significance for the Pentagon in terms of being able to fund other items besides the war,” he said.

The Pentagon is likely to ask for an additional $100 billion to fund the Iraq and Afghanistan wars early next year.

The Pentagon’s 2008 overall budget request of $468.9 for fiscal 2008 is 6.3 percent higher than its fiscal 2007 budget request of $441.2 billion.

Just think about over the years and how much tax payer money has gone in to politicians’ pockets and not to where it is supposed to go. Just think about who profits from Bush’s war. Just think about the lives lost to a war that another country told America to start.

Americans just need to start thinking for them selves and seek answers. Do not rely on blind faith. Do not rely on the fact that what the government says is not always correct.

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=politicsNews&storyID=2006-12-16T043904Z_01_N15422822_RTRUKOC_0_US-BUDGET-PENTAGON.xml&pageNumber=2&imageid=∩=&sz=13&WTModLoc=NewsArt-C1-ArticlePage2

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