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Published: Tuesday, April 16 2013 8:45 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

@Joe Blow
Thanks for the numbers. So the actual number in the public sector is less now under Obama than it was under Reagan.

Do you have any figures on how the pay scale and retirement spending has increased over those years? As an, hopefully, extreme example some lifeguards in CA are taking home over $200K/year.
I think there is a large number in public sector making over $100K. All this pay is coming from the private sector that for the most part make less than that.

The total cost of government has increased and those costs are paid by tax dollars and borrowed money which future taxpayers are expected to incur. The US has got to get out of the business of war and start making things again. The reports are that troop numbers are coming down but the troops are being replaced by higher paid contractors, whose numbers are not reported. KBR and Haliburton contractors should not be hired to do jobs that the military has done in the past. If contractors want to be in the service they can enlist.

The country is in deep debt, taxes will only continue to go up.

Mcallen, TX

one vote--Try billions, not trillions.

The biggest scam is education with benefits catching up.

Salt Lake City, UT

Upset? Oh really?

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

worf said: "one vote--Try billions, not trillions."

"The biggest scam is education" for many who choose to receive theirs from am radio.

The costs of the 2003-2010 Iraq War are often contested, as academics and critics have unearthed many hidden costs not represented in official estimates. The most recent major report on these costs come from Brown University in the form of the Costs of War project, which said the total for wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan is at least $3.2-4 trillion. The report disavowed previous estimates of the Iraq War's cost as being under $1 trillion, saying the Department of Defense's direct spending on Iraq totaled at least $757.8 billion, but also highlighting the complementary costs at home, such as interest paid on the funds borrowed to finance the wars and a potential nearly $1 trillion in extra spending to care for veterans returning from combat through 2050. An update in 2013 topped this at US$6 trillion.

What a bunch of gimme gimme my war, gimme gimme my cheap oil, children who now that their patriotic leaders aren't spending the money don't want to pay for their mistakes.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

One vote,
We have multi-trillion dollar Obamacare that will continue after the wars are done, becoming multi-trillion many times over (redundant, I know). None of that free.

BO wants to take over raising your kids, none of that free, either.

Phoenix, AZ

Taxes are the price of civilization; it is the waste and corruption that is the problem, and the biggest offenders are the giant corporations and the super rich at the top of the economic ladder. The nation needs more employee owned business, credit unions and co-ops.

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