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Diane Abbott: What ... [Interrupted]
Nick Ferrari: Is that what you’re going to pay these policemen and women?
Diane Abbott: No, we’re talking about a process over four years.
Nick Ferrari: I don’t understand. What is he or she? £80m divided by 10,000 equals £8,000. So I don’t, what are these police officers going to be paid?
Diane Abbott: [papers rustle] We will be paying them the average …
Nick Ferrari: Has this been thought through?
Diane Abbott: Of course it’s been thought through!
Nick Ferrari: Where are the figures?
Diane Abbott: The figures are that the, the additional cost in year one when we anticipate recruiting 250,000 policemen will be £64.3 million … LBC interview 2nd May 2017 hustings
The Black Budget is the secret part of the Federal Budget; it’s a part of the Federal Budget that Congress in fact is not able to see. Trevor Paglen, author Blank Spots on the Map
And now we are on course for budget surpluses for the next twenty-five years. Bill Clinton
It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it. George W Bush
We didn’t actually overspend our budget. The allocation simply fell short of our expenditure. Keith Davis
Afghanistan: Now that the longest war in US history is finally coming to a humiliating and long-predicted end, we can tally up the cost of this absurd irresponsible conflict, and assess what was gained, what was lost. How the US Should Have Spent the Afghanistan War Budget, Second Thought 2021
Freedom and democracy are never the real aims of the United States. ibid.
The greatest force for death and repression in modern history … The deaths of over 71,000 civilians … Drone strikes: 2,000 civilians. ibid.
A massive transfer of wealth from the American people to the military-industrial complex. ibid.
How could that $2.26 trillion have been better spent? … ibid.