I keep thinking about how much food and medicine $343 billion can buy. As of 04/01/00 there were 281,421,906 people in the United States. Your contribution to the defense bill is approximately $1219. Am I the only one who thinks this figure seems a bit high?
It’s important to note that even prior to 9/11/01, Bush was pushing very hard on this exact same bill ($343 billion) to provide financing for his “prized national missile shield.” It’s also important to note that Bush appears to have had plans prior to 9/11 to back out of the 1972 ABM treaty.
Posted by Cameron Barrett at December 14, 2001 01:14 PM