Wednesday, November 14, 2007

big bucks but not for me

According to an Associated Press report that came out yesterday, the "economic costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are estimated to total $1.6 trillion ... for the period from 2002 to 2008".

1.6 trillion dollars!

A per family break down: it'll cost a family of four $20,900 to cover that bill.

20,900 dollars!

With that amount I could ...

pay for roughly two to three years of college for one of my kids.

pay off my van or car.

go home to Louisiana (with my entire family) at least a dozen times.

invest wisely and be set to retire.

buy nice shoes. Lots of nice shoes.

I really don't want to pay for bullets, or warplanes or for the burials of war casualties.

I am really not interested in footing that particular expense.

I certainly have enough of my own.


Jeni said...

I'm with you on the not wanting to pay that tab too.
Oh, and you got my message, loud and clear, about what I think can or should be done to avoid household hazards!

Dave said...

Like it or not we, and your kids are going to pay for it. Sorry to be strident. Our elected officials don't seem to be interested in what we thing, Dem or GOP, they seem more interested in posturing to gull as many of us as they can.

molly gras said...

Jeni -
the only tab I'm interested in paying is at a very good Jazz bar with most excellent pale ales!

Oh, and watch out for anymore household hazards. They're easily avoidable if you ignore'em!

Dave -
posturing ... when I read that word choice my brain translated it as 'prostitute' ...

funny how your brain really helps you locate the truth.