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$87,000,000,000.00

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by BROWNer, Oct 14, 2003.

  1. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

  2. S@T@N

    S@T@N Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 1,998 Likes Received: 0
    Haha wow. I'm forwarding that to my old calculus teacher, he'll shit a
    brick.
     
  3. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,505 Likes Received: 440
    Odd, I think I might have posted this a week ago, and if I didn't then I was meaning to.

    But yeah, definately a good uh.. thingie. (excuse my haven't slept in a coon's age words)
     
  4. shaolinmasta

    shaolinmasta Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 26, 2003 Messages: 7,884 Likes Received: 157
    http://www.crunchweb.net/87billion/dubya.jpg'>

    Mmmm drug's are bad mmkay
     
  5. Swiffer Jet

    Swiffer Jet Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 14, 2003 Messages: 2,669 Likes Received: 0
     
  6. ok

    ok Member

    Joined: Jul 26, 2003 Messages: 290 Likes Received: 0
    how the fuck did he become ur president???
     
  7. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,505 Likes Received: 440
    Alot of factors played into his becoming president.
     
  8. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    puts somewhat of a perspective on it doesn't it?
     
  9. ubejinxed

    ubejinxed Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 7,543 Likes Received: 3
    ugg. one more reason i cannot stand this man.
     
  10. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    ^ I didnt vote for him.
    dont blame me!
     
  11. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    Bush=Evil Incarnate


    i once read a comparison like the above.

    if you picked up one dollar every second
    ..it would take you 12 DAYS to pick up one MILLION.
    ..it would take just over 36 YEARS to pick up a BILLION

    ..kinda puts it in perspective.
    i like that table.
    most people cannot grasp 87 000 000 000


    do something..sign a petition rejecting the 87B blank check at

    www.moveon.org
     
  12. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 9
    That's absolutely fucking absurd.... I just sent that to an old highschool teacher, he should have a blast with it. Good lookin.




    Can someone tell me where to BEGIN to criticize this guy? It's honestly gotten to the point where when people start talking about the Bush Admin. I sit button-lipped due to the fact there is no way to summarize how much of a fucking three-ring sideshow the past 3 years have been without committing to a 4 hour conversation...
     
  13. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    i am going to test this theory.... $$$$$ send me your $1 bills.
     
  14. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    More madness:

    From Tom Paine:


    On September 7th, President Bush asked Congress for an additional $87 billion for the war in Iraq, acknowledging that the engagement in Iraq is going to cost many hundreds of billions of dollars. This was a surprise considering that prior to the war, the administration dismissed such estimates, and even fired its top economic adviser, Lawrence Lindsey, for suggesting those estimates were correct. To get some perspective, here are some real-life comparisons about what $87 billion means.


    $87b Is More Than The Combined Total Of All State Budget Deficits In The United States

    The Bush administration proposed absolutely zero funds to help states deal with these deficits, despite the fact that their tax cuts drove down state revenues. [Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities]


    $87b Is Rougly The Total Of Two Years Worth Of All U.S. Unemployment Benefits

    The U.S. spends about $50 billion a year on unemployment insurance. At least 1.1 million people have exhausted all of their unemployment benefits without finding a job, and yet Congress has refused to extend benefits. [Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities]


    $87b Is Enough To Pay The 3.3 Million People Who Have Lost Jobs $26,363 Each

    The unemployment benefits extension passed by Congress at the beginning of this year provides zero benefits to "workers who exhausted their regular, state unemployment benefits and cannot find work." All told, two thirds of unemployed workers have exhausted their benefits. [Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities]


    $87b Is More Than Double The Total Amount The Government Spends On Homeland Security

    The U.S. spends about $36 billion on homeland security. Yet, Sen. Warren Rudman (R-N.H.) wrote "America will fall approximately $98.4 billion short of meeting critical emergency responder needs" for homeland security without a funding increase. [Source: Council on Foreign Relations]


    $87b Is 7 Times What The Government Spends On Title I For Low-Income Schools

    President Bush proposed a budget of just $12 billion for Title I, leaving a $6.2 billion hole in what he promised to spend on Title I in his No Child Left Behind Bill. [Source: House Appropriations Committee]


    $87b Is 87 Times The Amount The Federal Government Spends On After School Programs

    President Bush proposed a budget that reduces the $1 billion for after-school programs to $600 million -- cutting off about 475,000 children from the program. [Souce: House Appropriations Committee]


    $87b Is About 9 Times What The Federal Government Spends On Special Education

    Legislation authorizes the federal government to pay 40 percent of the cost of special education, but because of budget shortfalls, it only pays roughly 18 percent (or $9.9 billion), driving up local property taxes. [Source: House Appropriations Committee]


    $87b Is More Than 10 Times What The Government Spends On All Environmental Protection

    The Bush administration requested just $7.6 billion for the entire Environmental Protection Agency. This included a 32 percent cut to water quality grants, a 6 percent reduction in enforcement staff, and a 50 percent cut to land acquisition and conservation. [Source: Natural Resources Defense Council]


    $87b Is 8 Times The Total For Pell Grants -- The Major College Program In The U.S.

    In 1975, when the Pell Grant program was established, it financed about 84 percent of the cost of attending a four-year public college. Today, that share is down to about 40 percent, and under Congress’s current proposal to freeze Pell Grant funding at about $10 billion, it would drop to 38 percent. [Source: House Appropriations Committee]


    $87b Is More Than The Total Cost Of The First 3 Years Of The Medicare Pres. Drug Proposal

    [Source: Congressional Budget Office]

    $87b Is Enough To Give Every Man, Woman And Child In America $300
     
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