Posts Tagged ‘money’

Sunday
April
20th
2008
10:33 am

The $3 Trillion Shopping Spree

According to http://3trillion.org/, the estimated cost of the war in Iraq is $3 trillion. Here’s how that $3 trillion breaks down:

  • $526 billion — borrowed money poured into Iraq so far
  • $615 billion — total interest costs for taxpayers
  • $280 billion — to rebuild our military
  • $590 billion — disability benefits and health care for Iraq veterans
  • $1.5 trillion — estimated costs through 2017

I shopped around to see what I could buy with that much money. I still have close to $3 million left, but hey, a girl (or a nation, I suppose) needs her pin money, y’know?


100 New Libraries
QUANTITY: 1
PRICE: $5,000,000,000.00

give every teacher a rai$e
QUANTITY: 2
PRICE:$100,000,000.00

Secret Island Fortress
QUANTITY: 2
PRICE: $15,000,000.00

Help Iraq Children
QUANTITY: 1
PRICE: $500,000,000.00

Plant 1,000,000 trees
QUANTITY: 1
PRICE: $10,000,000.00

Luxury Cruise Around the World
QUANTITY: 2
PRICE: $1,200,000.00

Pay a Teacher’s Salary
QUANTITY: 5
PRICE: $39,274.00

Build 100 New Schools
QUANTITY: 4
PRICE: $2,500,000,000.00

Kyoto Protocol Worldwide Compliance
QUANTITY: 1
PRICE: $400,000,000,000.00

Make a Hollywood Movie
QUANTITY: 3
PRICE: $106,600,000.00

End Third-World Debt
QUANTITY: 1
PRICE: $422,000,000,000.00

New Clothing, Shoes, Coats, and School Supplies for Ten Million Children
QUANTITY: 5
PRICE: $10,000,000,000.00

Cure a Deadly Disease
QUANTITY: 5
PRICE: $1,500,000.00

Achieve Universal Literacy
QUANTITY: 1
PRICE: $5,000,000,000.00

End our Dependence on Foreign Oil
QUANTITY: 1
PRICE: $500,000,000,000.00

Switch to Solar
QUANTITY: 1
PRICE: $420,000,000,000.00

End hunger and poverty related diseases
QUANTITY: 1
PRICE: $195,000,000,000.00

Fight AIDS in Developing Nations
QUANTITY: 1
PRICE: $15,000,000,000.00

Pay a Peacekeeper
QUANTITY: 6
PRICE: $130,000.00

Universal Health Care for All
QUANTITY: 1
PRICE: $932,368,000,000.00

  Provide Clean Drinking Water for the World
QUANTITY: 1
PRICE: $25,000,000,000.00

Sustainable Agriculture Education, Worldwide
QUANTITY: 1
PRICE:$200,000,000.00

TOTAL: $2,997,085,276,370.00
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