$87 billion afterthought

Williams, Armstrong
September 2003
New York Amsterdam News;9/25/2003, Vol. 94 Issue 39, p8
U.S. President George W. Bush's request for $87 billion in additional war costs could push the federal budget deficit above the $550 billion mark, raising serious questions about the administration's decision to simultaneously cut taxes while financing a monumental reconstruction effort in Iraq and Afghanistan. Democratic opposition to the war on terror had been neutered by fear of seeming unpatriotic.


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