Trade-offs

Taxpayers in State of New York have paid $113.1 billion for Total War Spending (Iraq + Afghanistan) Since FY01. For the same amount of money, the following could be provided:

45.5 million Children Receiving Low-Income Healthcare for One Year OR
1.4 million Elementary School Teachers for One Year OR
1.6 million Firefighters for One Year OR
12.1 million Head Start Slots for Children for One Year OR
39.8 million Households with Renewable Electricity – Solar Photovoltaic for One Year OR
106.1 million Households with Renewable Electricity-Wind Power for One Year OR
11.5 million Military Veterans Receiving VA Medical Care for One Year OR
13.5 million People Receiving Low-Income Healthcare for One Year OR
1.6 million Police or Sheriff’s Patrol Officers for One Year OR
18.8 million Scholarships for University Students for One Year OR
20.4 million Students receiving Pell Grants of $5550

Taxpayers in State of New York will pay $49.6 billion for Proposed Department of Defense Budget for FY2012. For the same amount of money, the following could be provided:

20.0 million Children Receiving Low-Income Healthcare for One Year OR
610,610 Elementary School Teachers for One Year OR
696,065 Firefighters for One Year OR
5.3 million Head Start Slots for Children for One Year OR
17.5 million Households with Renewable Electricity – Solar Photovoltaic for One Year OR
46.6 million Households with Renewable Electricity-Wind Power for One Year OR
5.1 million Military Veterans Receiving VA Medical Care for One Year OR
5.9 million People Receiving Low-Income Healthcare for One Year OR
696,065 Police or Sheriff’s Patrol Officers for One Year OR
8.3 million Scholarships for University Students for One Year OR
8.9 million Students receiving Pell Grants of $5550

Courtesy of National Priorities Project

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