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  •  Imagine what 4 trillion (3+ / 0-)
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    Icicle68, S F Hippie, Roger Fox

    that was wasted on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could have done.  I'm not sure if it's a linear relationship, but it sounds like at least 100 million jobs, not to mention infrastructure improvements and additions that could have created better quality of life, savings in energy costs for Americans, reduction in greenhouse gases, innovations that could have been game changers, education (assuming it was invested in infrastructure and other things)... and who even knows what else.

    Plus, we might have done a lot less damage to our standing in the world, and the big obvious last by by far not least, avoid ruining and extinguishing millions of lives in the Middle East.


    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Wed May 08, 2013 at 12:53:18 PM PDT

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    •  Spend 1T, then take the other 3T (0+ / 0-)

      300 billion over 2-3 yrs for public schools
      1 trillion over 3-5 yrs to build 2 yr community colleges that are free.
      300 billion over 5-7 yrs, guaranteed loans for solar, wind, geothermal, grid construction.
      1trillion over 5-7 yrs for rail, high speed and light.

      That leaves 400 billion, to spend on....
      I dunno, other nice things....

      .................expect us......................... FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Wed May 08, 2013 at 05:43:25 PM PDT

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