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October 24, 2006

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Yes, this is criminally disgusting, especially in light of the doublespeak after Hurricane Katrina and "freedom" for people the world over. Unfortunately, freedom and security will not be extended to the entire American citizenry, at least not while this cynical regime is in power.

Yes, even the staunchest Republicans are being drained mentally by this war. Too many deaths. Too many wounded.
The costs too are mountng up horribly.
THE WAR LIKE THE BATTERY, IT JUST KEEPS GOING ON AND THEY ARE BECOMING STRONGER.

Still according to Bush habits, and tenets, IT MUST BE TIME FOR A TAX CUT?

This ran in Sunday's NYTimes (Business p.3 below fold):
An Early Calculation of Iraq’s Cost of War by Anna Bernasek.

The economic cost has been less visible [than the cost in lives, per Lancet study, e.g.]. Published information on the subject is very limited, although one economist, Colin Rowat, has made some preliminary calculations using the best sources available. Professor Rowat, a specialist on the Iraqi economy at the University of Birmingham in Britain, relied mainly on data from the International Monetary Fund to estimate the war’s overall effect on the Iraqi economy. His calculations are a work in progress, but what he has found so far is sobering: the cost amounts to a cut of at least 40 percent in Iraq’s national income.

If and when a democratic congress convenes, it should threaten to nationalize the oil industry. Yes, nationalize the oil industry, collect megaprofits to pay off the war debt.

This would be temporary of course!, only while we are at war... Democrats will remind everyone, including oil companies (who are experiencing record profits)that while at war there should be a lot of sacrifice to make us safer.

Unconstitutional issues aside, nationalizing the oil industry has a nice anti-settled law ring to it. Neocons for a change would have to DEFEND the constitution to prevent this plan.

Nationalize the oil industry! Perhaps a large chunk of the profits also could go to the universities and high schools in this country so that our children will get the educations needed to snag well-paying jobs that can be well-taxed to pay the costs of their parents' and grandparents' war.

For some reason, someone posted a comment above under my name and blog. I'm not sure what's behind that. Not that I disagree with the spirit of the post.
Jayson

``Unconstitutional issues aside, nationalizing the oil industry has a nice anti-settled law ring to it.''

I'm for it, but the Youngstown Sheet and Tube decision is again it, and I don't think this would survive the first federal district judge it hit.

STOP POSTING UNDER MY NAME AND WEBSITE.
Jayson Harsin

STOP POSTING UNDER MY NAME AND WEBSITE.
Jayson Harsin

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