Well, it seems pretty obvious that the Associated Press is deeply, deeply into the enemy camp. Presenting, Other things Iraq funding can pay for.” Such as:
It could send 748,495 people, nearly everyone in Jacksonville, Fla., to Harvard University for four years. Based on Harvard’s 2004-05 school year costing $39,880 for tuition, fees, room and board, multiplied by four. Or send 2,806,506 people – almost all the residents of Chicago – to the average-priced public university for four years, based on The College Board calculation that the average public college and university costs $10,636 per year, multiplied by four.
Like they could even get INTO college!
alex said on June 1, 2004 at 3:16 pm
So what if they couldn’t get into college? It’s money down the toilet.
Linda said on June 1, 2004 at 3:56 pm
I’m with you, Nancy.
If I didn’t know better, I’d swear that article was written by a Canadian. Here in Vancouver, they are trying to get ready for the 2010 Winter Olympics (a big project where they have clearly bitten off more than they can chew, but I digress..) and a multi-billion dollar plan to build rapid transit to and from the airport was recently nixed. One of the people responsible for that decision was quoted as saying that the money allotted for the RAV line would be better spent buying 300,000 people a brand new car and 400,000 people brand new bicycles, thus eliminating the need for rapid transit.
The stupidity of that leaves me unable to even form a comment.
Lex said on June 1, 2004 at 4:00 pm
Why does the Associated Press hate America? 😉
Bob said on June 1, 2004 at 6:11 pm
All the money in the world couldn’t teach good grammar and diction to G.W. Bush, let alone pound common sense into him and his cronies.
danno said on June 2, 2004 at 1:04 pm
Linda, that is the transit mentality we live with here in Indiana. Hmmmm…what’s the most subsidized item in America?? The personal vehicle.
Linda said on June 2, 2004 at 4:49 pm
I actually am from Indiana, Huntington County to be exact. I married a Canadian, that is the reason I live here.
When I first moved here, one of the hardest things to get used to was yielding the right of way to pedestrians. My husband said something about pedestrians in Huntington and I just shrugged my shoulders and said, “No one walks in Indiana”.