US Tax Dollars: The New MIA


| August 1, 2003


Pvt. Lynch has made it home safely and her memories have been accounted for, yet our tax dollars remain Missing In Action. According to the ingenious website CostOfWar.com, which displays a running total with an animated ticker, the price tag on Iraq is currently in the tens of billions, and mounting by the second. This site uses calculations based on estimates from the Congressional Budget Office to compare the cost of the war to the costs of pre-school, public education, college scholarships, energy independence and public housing -- both in local communities and nationwide. Watch as money that could feed and shelter millions of homeless children, provide healthcare for senior citizens, and repair our failing system of public education gets sucked into the miasma of 'defense spending,' and try not to be sickened and outraged. I dare you.
-- Erin Ferdinand

Go there>>CostOfWar.com

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