May 14 2010

Soldiercoffins350 Milestones aren't always good especially considering recently the combined costs of the Afghanistan and the Iraq Wars hit $1.05 trillion dollars. According to the National Priorities Project 'Cost of War' web site, all one has to do is focus on our national debt to realize the impact these wars have had on our economy since 2001. USA Today reported Thursday that for the first time the cost of the Afghanistan war is outpacing that of Iraq. Just in February alone, over $12 billion dollars was spent on both wars.

Want to know what we could have done with all that money that would have not only saved on our national debt but could have provide real relief to the American people? Take a look at what we could have done with the $1.05 TRILLION dollars used for war:

  • 308,396,946 People with Health Care for One Year OR
  • 22,599,968 Public Safety Officers for One year OR
  • 17,944,326 Music and Arts Teachers for One Year OR
  • 132,716,897 Scholarships for University Students for One Year OR
  • 188,536,667 Students receiving Pell Grants of $5550 OR
  • 8,139,680 Affordable Housing Units OR
  • 461,193,337 Children with Health Care for One Year OR
  • 143,595,239 Head Start Places for Children for One Year OR
  • 17,188,969 Elementary School Teachers for One Year