Do the math!

I sure hope that someone in Washington D.C. knows how to operate a calculator.

I just spent a couple of minutes to do the math. According to The World Factbook on the CIA’s website the population of the U.S. was 298,444,215 as of June 2006.

Using those figures President Bush’s $2.9 trillion budget equates to $9,717.06 for every man, woman and child in the country. This is huge. Bush plans to spend an additional 100 billion over and above what has already been spent in Iraq. That equates to $3,733.66 for every single person in Iraq. Yet, they continue to sqabble over our tiny little "tax breaks".

I’m quite certain if I started asking around, every single person in this country could think of a way to spend this money that would improve their quality of life.

While $9,717.06 may not seem like a great deal of money, if you add up the numbers, a family of three accounts for $29,151.18, more than many people earn in an entire year. These numbers are huge. Imagine what you could do with that money. Do you think you could afford a new car? Pay for your own health insurance? Take a vacation?

This money will not only come out of our pockets but our children’s pockets and their children’s pockets. Has anything at all changed in this country because of the war in Iraq? You bet… Each day more and more restrictions are being placed on our freedom, more and more threats are received and our government is stealing more and more of our hard earned dollars. What is wrong with this picture?

Call your congressmen and President Bush, demand that they start taking care of business at home and stop sending our wealth overseas.

Check back tomorrow for more on this suject.