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#1 Old 11-06-2004, 06:20 PM
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http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/nation...ost041101.html





...and how many people in the US go to bed hungry every night?
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#2 Old 11-06-2004, 06:54 PM
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You should see how much we spend on movies and fast food.
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#3 Old 11-06-2004, 07:10 PM
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U.S. President George W. Bush and his challenger, Senator John Kerry, spent a record $600 million US on radio and television advertising.



That's all? Per capita, that's only about $2.20. Wouldn't even buy a happy meal.

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But it may buy something for the fast falling apart public school system.
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Agreed that it's a lot of cash, but it's an important event. Also, 600 mil is a drop in the bucket of our national budget....lots of other places we could get $ to feed hungry people.



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http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2005/tables.html



FY 2005 Budget for the USofA

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