Posts Tagged ‘war in Afghanistan’


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The Daily Mail in London reports that the “U.S. military spends a cool $20 billion on air conditioning annually in Iraq and Afghanistan”. The U.S. military forks out a whopping $20.2billion a year on keeping troops in Iraq and Afghanistan cool, it has emerged. The alarming figure is more than NASA’s entire annual budget…
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Fixing the Budget Deficit Without Raising Taxes


Monday November 15th, 2010   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 11:01am PST   •   3 Comments

The New York Times has a wonderful tool for understanding how the recommendations of the presidential deficit commission could work to close the estimated annual budget shortfalls in the future. You simply go through and select spending cuts and tax increases until the budget shortfall is corrected for both in the present and future….
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