Monday, September 8, 2008

$1 Billion Wish List

What could America do with $1 billion rough estimate of what will be raised and spent on the presidential race (open to more accurate figures here):

Reduce this year's contribution to the deficit
Buy 10,000 prosthetics for Iraqi war veterans
Seed the National Housing Trust Fund
Add $3 to everyone's stimulus check
Incentivize wind energy
Shore up our Social Security savings


codown2earth said...

So for the cost of a grande latte (b/c you know we would end up with the $3 stimulus check option)- we have a chance to learn about the candidates before voting blindly?

Anonymous said...

I vote for incentivizing wind energy ... since I spend the better part of my days trying to make that happen. Yay wind!

Andrew Oh-Willeke said...

Call it $5 billion and we can buy a 100% stake in General Motors.