Friday, February 29, 2008

Cost of War


On the right side of the blog, there is a counter estimating the cost of the war on Iraq. Sometime in the next few days that counter is going to hit the $500 million mark. Other than the human cost of war which is far more costly, think of how much this war will cost this country when all is said and done. how much more would a war in Iran cost? think of that if you plan on pulling the lever for John McCain. On this post I've examined how that money could have been better spent.




John Edwards can get a new haircut every day for the next 3.4 million years.

The Celtics could sign Vin Baker to a contract for $12 million a year for the next 41,667 years.

Mitt Romney could actually fund a campaign for President in which he would actually win.

You could write a check for every American in the amount of $1667

You could give you could give every child under 18 in the state of Florida a full 4 year scholarship to Harvard.

You could fund 29 major league teams to have the same payroll as the Yankees for the next 89 years.

You could spend $10,638 on health care for every one of the 47 million uninsured American citizens.

Sirius could sign Howard Stern through year 5578.

Hillary Clinton could lend her campaign $5mil 100,000 times.

You could buy a Prius for every black and Hispanic household in the United States. (I picked these groups because the numbers worked, don't be offended if you don't get a Prius.

You could buy enough ribbon to tie a yellow ribbon around the center of the earth 7466 times.

You could rebuild New Orleans 5 times.

You could subsidize every sub prime loan foreclosure to 100% of it's value 2 times over.

Lastly, it would take Barack Obama only a little over 8 years to raise the money to cover the war on Iraq at the rate he raised money in February.

1 comment:

Index Beating said...

You could give every American $1.67, not $1667