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Tuesday, May 12, 2009


"A staggering figure"

The San Jose Mercury News describes the current $15 billion California state deficit as "a staggering figure." The U.S. has been spending $10 billion or more on the wars and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan for more than six years and not once in that time has the Mercury News (or any other corporate media) described that as "a staggering figure," much less the total long-term estimated cost in excess of $3 trillion dollars.

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