What We Could Have Bought

Please go to the National Priorities Project website to check the current cost of the Iraq War.

At a time when the president vetoed a bill asking for $38billion for healthcare for children and then demanded and additional $200billion for the ridiculous war, this is what you could have bought for your money –

4,188,313 additional housing units.

8,061,254 additional public school teachers for one year.

61,610,492 children to attend a year of Head Start.

278,538,699 children could be insured for one year. (That’s actually nearly the entire  population of the U.S.)

22,549,965 four-year scholarships at public universities.

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