Monday, May 7, 2007

How to sensibly spend $456B

The Bush administration has wasted $456 billion on the Iraq War. No Americans will ever see any of that. has a slideshow on what the money could have done, which is slightly different from a previous post with the same idea. Granted that this is from Boston, some are geared toward Boston. On the list:
  1. 2,949 Newton North High Schools - the most expensive in Mass.
  2. 30 Big Digs - the expansive tunnel system under Boston.
  3. Free gas for 1.2 years - instead of fighting over it, just buy it.
  4. Convert to ethanol - using only 15% of the money.
  5. 14.5 million years of Harvard education - "No child left behind."
  6. 1 year of Medicare benefits
  7. Baseball contract for 52,615 years at $52 million
  8. Feed & educate the poor for 5.5 years
Why don't we end this damn war and spend our money on things that matter. Or, instead of fighting, let's just burn it; it would be the same as the war, just without the lives lost.

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8:03 PM | Posted by mike | 1 comments posted below


Much of the equipment needed for cleaning up from the tornado in Kansas was unavailable because it was sent to Iraq.
By Blogger mike3k, at 5/08/2007 12:02:00 AM
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