War results in costs at home | PostIndependent.com
YOUR AD HERE »

War results in costs at home

Dear Editor,

Since George Bush was selected into office as our president, 2 million jobs have been lost. As a result of corporate welfare and the fact that 50 percent of our national budget is spent on war and its related costs, our educational systems are suffering, our cities and states running on empty.

In findings from a survey done by the National Council of State Legislatures, states have cut $49 billion in public services, health, welfare benefits and education in 2002. They plan to cut another $25.7 billion this year. That makes a total of $75 billion.



The initial budget request which Bush made to Congress to finance the war on Iraq was $80 billion.

Are the lights going on?



Sincerely,

Mabel Macdonald

Glenwood and Aspen


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User