Saturday | September 27, 2003
What $89 Billion Could Buy
The folks at the National Priorities Project looked at the $89 billion total the Bush administration wants from Congress for Afghanistan and Iraq, and they calculated what $89 billion could pay for if it was spent in the U.S.:
$15.0 billion for school construction resulting in 356,475 new jobs,
105,319 new affordable housing units, creating 257,820 new jobs,
$15.0 billion for local and state roads and bridges, creating 423,131 new jobs,
418,060 new firefighters,
health care coverage for 5,723,077 people.
NPP has national and state-by-state breakdowns here.
Posted September 27, 2003 01:25 PM | Comments (86)