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Three Hundred Twenty Billion Little Pieces
Posted on Jun 15, 2006
In the wake of the emergency spending bill Congress just sent to President Bush, America will have allocated just under $320 billion for the war in Iraq. That’s a big number; it’s certainly more than the $50 billion that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld initially predicted in January 2003.
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Implement the Kyoto Protocol in America
At least double U.S. auto efficiency by 2015 by investing in hybrid research
Buy 545,000 state-of-the-art electronic voting machines with paper trails
Fully fund global anti-hunger efforts for 12 years
Give a $100,000 bonus to every public school teacher in the country.
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