An excerpt from a recent email of Alan Grayson:
"Here’s some simple arithmetic. We’ve budgeted $159.3 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan this year, through next month. (The true cost is much more, but let’s leave that aside.)
That’s: $159,300,000,000.00.You could take all that money and create 5,310,000 jobs here in America paying $30,000 a year, rebuilding our bridges, our roads, our schools, instead of the ones in Iraq and Afghanistan. That would immediately lower the unemployment rate from 9 percent to 5.5 percent, and get money flowing in our communities again.
Now, that’s a job program."
I am beginning to think that Alan Grayson is the last man in the country with any common sense...besides moi...and my readers, of course ;-)