The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Other costs of the war

Mar 7, 2005

George Bush just requested an additional 82 billion dollars to be spent this year for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, added to the 200 billion dollars already allocated.

The money going to the wars could fund any one of the following:

Three million public housing units.

Head Start for 40 million children for one year.

Health care for all the uninsured in the U.S. for over four years.

12 years of global hunger relief.

Basic immunizations for every child in the world for 102 years.

Money to hire 5.5 million public school teachers for one year.

Worldwide AIDS programs for 30 years.

And so on.