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Private Contractors Hoard Water From US Soldiers in Iraq

May 12th, 2009 | by Jennifer Lance

We've all heard stories of how US soldiers in Iraq have been forced to travel in Humvees lacking armor protection; however, the shortage in military supplies includes basic necessities. Many soldiers stationed all over Iraq lack adequate supplies of drinking water. Commanders have been forced to steal water from the private contractors to meet the basic needs of their troops.

Obama to Slash Federal Deficit by Withdrawing Troops and Raising Taxes on Rich

February 23rd, 2009 | by Jennifer Lance

Thanks to the Bush administration, the current US deficit is over $1 trillion (not including the economic stimulus package). Obama plans to cut this deficit in half by 2013. Obama will let Bush's tax cuts for individuals who make $250,000 or more a year expire in 2010. As far as troop withdrawal from Iraq, Obama estimates this would save about $90 billion a year, although some of this savings may be deferred to increasing troops in Afghanistan

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