Monday, March 17, 2008

Something to get angry about . . . .

Taxpayers in Louisiana Congressional District 1 - LA01 - paid $615.1 million for the cost of the Iraq War through December 2007. For the same amount of money, the following could have been provided:

183,500 People with Health Care OR
445,631 Homes with Renewable Electricity OR
17,777 Public Safety Officers OR
12,457 Music and Arts Teachers OR
138,253 Scholarships for University Students OR
56 New Elementary Schools OR
7,391 Affordable Housing Units OR
477,433 Children with Health Care OR
93,379 Head Start Places for Children OR
12,553 Elementary School Teachers OR
10,492 Port Container Inspectors

Notes and Sources Go to Cost of War Counter

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