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Old 04-21-2005, 01:30 PM   #1
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What Would You Do...with $300 billion?

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The Senate moved toward approving $81 billion for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on Thursday in a measure that would push the total cost of combat and reconstruction past $300 billion.
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300 billion!!! 300 billion could be put towards Africa, AIDS, cancer research, or other charities and save many many more lives than this war.
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I would have paid an assassin $100,000 to take out Saddam, $100,000,000 to take over the Iraqi govt, then put the other $298,900,000 into each and every American's pocket.
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300 billion!!! 300 billion could be put towards Africa, AIDS, cancer research, or other charities and save many many more lives than this war.
...and yet there's resistance to increasing foreign aid by even the tiniest amount because there's allegedly not enough money to go around.

doesn't it make more sense to try to save the world with medicine and education instead of bombs?

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Building the infrastructure for a Democratic Arab country and fighting those that would seek to destroy that so that the US does not have to invade any more countries in the region.
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...and yet there's resistance to increasing foreign aid by even the tiniest amount because there's allegedly not enough money to go around.

doesn't it make more sense to try to save the world with medicine and education instead of bombs?

Bombs are more fun for people. Humans just enjoy their violence.
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I would have paid an assassin $100,000 to take out Saddam, $100,000,000 to take over the Iraqi govt, then put the other $298,900,000 into each and every American's pocket.


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I would go to third world countries, and everywhere, and make jobs for eveyone, I wouldnt just give away money but I would setup jobs so that they could work(maybe just pickup garbage, or tons of jobs to make the world cleaner, and better). I dont think the right awnser is just give money away, you have to setup a system, to make it flow. But also there are disabled people or sick people that cant work, and I would definitly help them in secret financially. Pretty much help the world in medicine and anything I can. I would buy myself a house, not a mansion, just a good house, and I would buy a Honda Civic car, not 50 diffrent cars( I dont know why celebrity's do that). I would get a good recording studio, and I would put all the money I would need for the rest of my life in the bank(food, shelter). And the rest I would help the world
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Call me crazy, but I'd spend $300 billion on solving American problems, like our crumbling infrastructure, shitty public schools, and our impending energy problems.

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Call me crazy, but I'd spend $300 billion on solving American problems, like our crumbling infrastructure, shitty public schools, and our impending energy problems.

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for some reason your post reminded me of something ho chi minh expressed during the vietnam war. he wondered how the americans could express love and the ideals of freedom toward the vietnamese when they couldn't even express the same love and freedom to their own people (a reference to the civil rights movement).
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I would go buy 300 billion lotto tickets so I could win the lotto finally. Woohoo!
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