A political exercise in the Dog-Ma-Nomics of 'Stone Soup'?
Compare: As of March, 2010, seven years after the invasion, the United States had spent $44.6 billion rebuilding Iraq.
Contrast: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, better known as the Stimulus Bill, $40 billion was allocated to provide extended unemployment benefits through Dec. 31, 2009 (with an increase of $25 a week). While it did not directly create new jobs, this money prevented millions of Americans from becoming HOMELESS in a contracting employment market. NO Republicans in the House of Representative & only three Republican Senators voted in flavor of providing economic relief to struggling families.
“Generosity is giving more than you can and pride is taking less than you need.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
Stone Soup (Paperback)