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Been ‘Laden’ With Taxes: Osama’s Hidden Costs

May 13, 2011 by  

Been ‘Laden’ With Taxes: Osama’s Hidden Costs

The reported death of Osama bin Laden won’t lead to a reduction in the amount the United States government spends each year in response to the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.

According to an article on MoneyNews.com, “The financial bleeding won’t stop with bin Laden’s demise. One of every four dollars in red ink the U.S. expects to incur in the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 will result from $285 billion in annual spending triggered by the terrorist scion of a wealthy Saudi family.”

The article details how the Federal government, using taxpayer anguish over the 9/11 attacks, has generated billions through new laws that address wartime needs.

“Next year alone, the U.S. plans to spend an additional $118 billion on military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq,” the article said. “Additional fiscal 2012 spending that can be attributed to bin Laden includes an extra $14 billion for Homeland Security, about $125 billion for the Pentagon excluding the two wars, expanded intelligence spending and increased aid to Pakistan.”

Costs are expected to continue, if not increase, for as long as the U.S. continues the so-called War on Terror. 

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  • s c

    But Obummer has to compensate for GB. BS. But Obummer has such lofty goals for America. Crapola. But Obummer is the Anointed One. Kiss my opinion. But, but, but . . .
    What matters is that Herr Obummer is a poser and a pretender. Isn’t it peachy keen how ‘god’s’ gift to politics can change his standards on a daily basis? (not unlike a parent who has to change diapers daily).
    That miserable war that ‘GB got us into’ is now something honorable and ‘patriotic.’ What rank HYPOCRISY! Herr Obummer changes positions faster that Hollywood types get into and out of marriage. That is the sign of a loser.
    As for the so-called War on Terror, call it a War on Reason and Freedom. When someone like Herr Obummer “saves” us from ourselves, the chains of slavery tighten on us, our children and all future generations. Do the math. If you have anything that can be called a brain between your ears, your country is imploding.

    • Dan az

      SC
      Some times I feel like the guy standing on the corner holding a sign that says the end is near.It also feels like there is nothing that can be said that will wake up the unbelievers or wet brains that we are crashing.I don’t know maybe it just has to happen for them to see whats going on.They have become like children that must put there hands on the hot fireplace to see for them selves that it is hot.Sigh!

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