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When Will We Cry, "Hold! Enough!"*
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Bush's $2.9 trillion budget, sent to Congress this week, includes $100 billion extra for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for this year, on top of $70 billion already allocated by Congress, and $141.7 billion for next year. He is planning an 11.3 percent increase for the Pentagon.

The huge surge in military spending is paid for by a squeeze on domestic programs, including $66 billion in cuts over five years to Medicare, the health care plan for the elderly, and $12 billion from the Medicaid health care plan for the poor.

The elderly, the poor, the disabled are cut back, while the corporate fat cats continue to get their obscene payoffs. Full article available at Truthout.

*Macbeth: Act 5, scene viii "Lay on MacDuff, And damn'd be him that first cries, “Hold, enough!” Exeunt, fighting.

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