Thursday, March 15, 2007

twenty cents a year

The lives of two hundred million people could be dramatically improved for twenty cents a year. That's forty million bucks. $40,000,000. The United States is presently borrowing $3 billion every day to cover our operating shortfall, made worse by an immoral and illegal war and stupid tax cuts that have benefitted the ultra rich at the expense of everyone else. That's $3,000,000,000. $40 million is 1/75th of our daily debt. Morgan Stanley's CEO took home a $40,000,000 bonus last year. Can we find $.20 a year to treat a debilitating and painful disease? Even to treat just the kids, that's probably only $20 million. Twenty cents a day. Can the wealthy countries of the world spare it?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Lacuna said...

Shocking. This reminds me of certain comments I've heard relating to the world's ever-growing population - 'famine is nature's way of keeping the population at sustainable levels' (yes, really). But it's not true, it is SO not true - there's more than enough for everyone, all 6.6 billion of us, if the big boys would only learn to share. But I guess sitting on a pile of gold is more important.

March 15, 2007 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Tater said...

Sad but true. This country's Czars are laughing all the way to the bank, while our country is sold out from beneath our feet to China, and anyone else that will loan us money. The republicans have morphed into the don't tax and spend liberally party. We are circling the drain, while the administration whistles Dixie. Sign me up for the revolution...

March 15, 2007 11:22 AM  

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