A few bloggers on this site love to compare Bush vs Obama and Iraq vs Obamacare..Actually, the comparisons are crazy because it's like comparing apples and oranges. I've decided to look at the comparisons from a different angle-cost.
CHICAGO, Sept. 21 2007 The money spent on one day of the Iraq war could buy homes for almost 6,500 families or health care for 423,529 children, or could outfit 1.27 million homes with renewable electricity, according to the American Friends Service Committee, which displayed those statistics on large banners in cities nationwide Thursday and Friday.
The war is costing $720 million a day or $500,000 a minute, according to the group's analysis of the work of Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and Harvard public finance lecturer Linda J. Bilmes.
The estimates made by the group, which opposes the conflict, include not only the immediate costs of war but also ongoing factors such as long-term health care for veterans, interest on debt and replacement of military hardware.
"The wounded are coming home, and many of them have severe brain and spinal injuries, which will require round-the-clock care for the rest of their lives," said Michael McConnell, Great Lakes regional director of the AFSC, a peace group affiliated with the Quaker church.
The cost to implement the Affordable Health care act over the past 4 YEARS-since 2010(350 million) this includes cost outside of the website..You be the judge. Would you rather pay for a war or health care?
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