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$87 Billion

By Remy Benoit

  $87 Billion is a lot of money.

  There is already much heated debate over this figure.

  But for the average Jane and Joe, it is a number that is hard to comprehend.

  If your home cost $100,000 that leaves $869,999,900. To get a handle on the number, put it in your calculator, subtract you annual costs, educating your children, and your pension figures. Round off a possible number for health care as you age and subtract that too.

  Is the number still to high to grasp in family terms?

  Then visit for What $87 Billion Can Buy from The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan research and educational institute based in Washington, D.C.

and for:Russell Mokhiber 09.12.03 Other things you might do with $87 billion A dollar doesn't go as far as it used to -- but 87,000,000,000 of them do.

  And I ask the question again, Why are our combat soldiers asked to pay for meals in hospitals? Yes, they have a subsistence allowance for meals normally, but isn't a combat injury an abnormal situation?

  Let's here from you, and the potential candidates.
Wounded in Iraq, Deserted at Home By Bill Berkowitz, September 12, 2003.


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