That number, based on congressional appropriations, breaks down to $2,844 for every American household or $1,075 for every American, according to the National Priorities Project. That money is being gobbled up at a rate $10 million per hour and $244 million per day. (To see how much money is being spent in your U.S. state or hometown, click here.)
The NPP estimates that nearly $320 billion would pay for 41 million children to attend Head Start for a year, provide 189 million children with health insurance for a year, provide 15 million students four-year college scholarships, and build 2.9 million public housing units.Please share your ideas -- serious, frivolous or otherwise -- by clicking on the COMMENTS link below. You don't have to give your name and comments from Anonymice are welcome.
Considering what a catastrophe the war has been, that's a fair chunk of change that certainly could be put to better use.
If your household were given nearly $2,900, how would you spent it?
And if you were given the power to allocate nearly $320 billion, how would you spend it?
Ready, set, spend!