Monday, February 2, 2009

war v. art

the $50 million in the stimulus package, designated for the national endowment for the arts (undoubtedly one of the first things that will be cut this week, as the bill gets reshaped in the senate) is less than 1/6 of what we spend in iraq per day.

in fact, the cost of the iraq war to the taxpayers of milwaukee, wisconsin alone could have provided that community with 14,135 music and arts teachers for one year, 127,384 scholarships for university students for one year, or 552,407 people with health care for one year.

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