This really does sum it all up. One example of many. (Thanks Marsha!)
Marsha J. O’Brien
Hmmmm. What’s Wrong with this Picture? You decide.
November 21st, 2006 by Marsha J. O’Brien
Do you think the almighty dollar is used effectively here in the USA? You be the judge. Here are a few of the statistics: Moviegoers will spend up to $10.00 each to see graphic representations of victims being tortured and
Hillary Clinton (and remember she is only one person) spent $35.9 million to win a second term.The average House winner spent only about a million each.
Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored (yes he was a wonderful man) by the government erecting a $100 million dollar monument. Is there a possibility he would have cringed at such a thing?
A Jackson Pollock painting just sold for $140 million; all sales at the art auction reached $491 million dollars.
Bill Clinton’s inaugural ball cost $29.6 million. The most recent ball was a pricey $40 million. (Remember this happens every 4 years).
The lifetime cost of the space shuttle program is $145 billion (with an average cost per flight of about $1.3 billion over the life of the program.)
The gift bags for participants at the emmy awards (you know, the one for the stars) are $30,000.each.
The cost of the “recent” wars is $440 billion and the Iraq portion is 24 billion. If the conflict continues for 5 more years it will reach 1.4 trillion dollars…………
The average cost of healthcare for one person per year is $7,100. Most
average Americans (the working class) can’t afford the coverage.
What’s wrong with this picture?