Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Senate cuts 5 hours, 24 minutes from NSF budget

So, the Senate panel that covers the NSF has just cut $162 million, or 2.6%, out of its 2012 budget. Based on this 2007 estimate, the Iraq War costs $720 million per day. That makes 5 hours, 24 minutes.

Now, to be fair, the Iraq war is probably a little bit cheaper now than it was then. So maybe we could have saved the NSF budget by bringing our troops home, say, a day earlier.

Alternatively, if our government had not lied to us, and we had never gone into Iraq in the first place, we could have . . .

. . . actually, it's just too damn depressing thinking of all of the things that we could have done with the money we've spent on killing people.

This comes from the awesome Propaganda Remix.

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