30 September 2009

Putting Things Into Perspective

(You’ll want to have a look at this larger, so just click on the graphic to get the full size.)

To be fair, the chart does not reflect the money recovered from the “financial crisis” so far, which has been substantial and will eventually wipe out a good portion (but not all of) the cost, making it (ultimately) a better deal than the S&L bailout, and a FAR better deal than the Iraq war.

You’ll notice also that it does not compare the cost of Bush’s unfunded “Part D” Medicare debacle against the cost of universal health care for Americans. That might surprise a lot of people, particularly some in Congress.

But it’s a thought-provoking start.

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