Thursday, April 28, 2005

Thursday's Thoughts

Do you know how much the State of New Jersey has spent on the War in Iraq?
9.2 BILLION DOLLARS as of 2/05.

Do you KNOW how much your state has spent on the war?
What other areas in our communities could have been improved with the billions of dollars that have found their way into the hands of the War industry? More beds for the county Domestic Violence shelters comes to my mind. More teachers so that class sizes are smaller. Camp experiences for kids whose parents can't afford childcare in the summer. Scholarships. Expand Meals on Wheels. More nurses and better paid aides in nursing homes. More support for the caregivers of Alzheimer's patients. My social worker's mind is spinning out a list a full 9.2 billion dollars long.
What would you have spent that money on? I bet it wouldn't have been on bombing Iraq.

Join the Peace Trains and anti-war rallies on May 1st--sign the petitions to get us out of Iraq--indict GWB. Help the innocent victims of WAR (graphic pictures)--by ending one. Deprive Halliburton, for a change.

2 Comments:

Blogger PaxRomano said...

That is a freaking outrage! Consider that we cant give families of the disabled more than a thousand a year in assistance, but we've got 9.2 mil to blow on death and destruction...god damn it all !!!!

10:43 PM  
Blogger Medbh said...

I agree, it is a freaking outrage. Philly alone spent about 733 million. You know Philly--733 miliion could have went to a lot of other places-- I wonder how much our individual towns have spent? And all to kill people for oil. so stupid.

7:07 AM  

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