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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?


Mabel Macdonald

Glenwood and Aspen

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