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just thinking about it

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20080930/sc_livescience/howmuchis700billion;_ylt=AtonS8Ixb_PFYRNpbHLund4PLBIF

how much is $700 billion?

"NASA in fiscal year 2009 will launch several missions into space and pay for hundreds of people to operate a host of space telescopes and even remote robots on Mars and run a PR and media department that puts most large corporations to shame. The agency's budget: $17.6 billion, or 2.5 percent of the bailout sum."

for example. The other comparisons are even more astounding. Not saying it doesn't need to be done -- just saying it's worth thinking deeply about.

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fiveacres
Oct. 2nd, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
Ok, here's one:

The Entire Federal Education Budget. $56 billion.
Or 8 percent of the bailout sum.
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