March 6, 2008

"For a Fraction of the Cost of This War...

we could have put Social Security on a sound footing for the next half-century or more.” - Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize winner in Economics (2001).

Robert Hormats, vice chairman of Goldman Sachs International, cited the committee’s (Joint Economic Committee, chairman Senator Chuck Shumer) own calculations from last fall that showed that the money spent on the war each day is enough to enroll an additional 58,000 children in Head Start for a year, or make a year of college affordable for 160,000 low-income students through Pell Grants, or pay the annual salaries of nearly 11,000 additional border patrol agents or 14,000 more police officers

Read the full New York Times Opinion piece here.

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