Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Bureaucrats and Estimates

War costs grow in money, lives
By Ron Hutcheson
McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON -- The bitter fight over the latest Iraq spending bill has all but obscured a sobering fact: The war will soon cost more than $500 billion.

That's about 10 times more than the Bush administration anticipated before the war started four years ago

With no end in sight?

New Yorkers might feel a double deficient pinch, since Spitzer has made no indication he is in the least interested in reigning in Ratner's taxpayer funded megaproject. As with Atlantic Yards- when politicians are not spending their own money they're a lot more free with it.

And while the cost in human lives is dwarfed by Iraq, no doubt the ESDC has been oblivious to the serious increase in Traffic and pollution related deaths that might result.

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