A new Greensboro News & Record editorial takes state Senator Bob Rucho to task for his tweet/rant of the other day and his subsequent ineffective effort to defend it. You really should check out the entire editorial, but here’s a brief sample:
“Rucho’s rant can’t disguise his incredible lack of historical perspective. World War II cost this country $4.1 trillion in 2011 dollars, the Congressional Research Service calculated then.
That was just to fight and win the war. It did not count the costs of rebuilding Europe and much of East Asia and the Western Pacific or, as noted in the $5 billion-a-year figure above, the continuing cost of veterans benefits.
The human costs of losing more than 400,000 military personnel aren’t included, either. Read More