And Two Steps Back

News blog of a college student that's too young to know anything.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

First post with a little trivia

Because I really didn't feel like covering my feelings of current news in my Livejournal, I figured I'd get trendy and get a Blogger. Hey, all the kids are getting one nowadays, so why the hell not?

So let's play a game, shall we? Recently, an emergency spending bill of $94.5 billion was passed in the Senate (with a rare 98 to 1 vote in favor) to cover war and hurricane relief expenses. Now, was the ratio of money:
A. Spead out evenly between the war and hurricane relief?
B. War costs were given a little bit more?
C. $66 billion was given to the war, with only $20 billion given the hurricane relief?

If you've picked C, you're correct! But wait, at least the hurricane relief efforts got some money right? Right?

Ooh, too bad the bill also included nearly $2 billion to beef up security along the U.S.-Mexico border (including $708 million to deploy National Guard troops), preventing the immigrants that are HELPING rebuild New Orleans out of the country.

Ouch, that's gotta hurt! Thanks for playing folks!

3 Comments:

Blogger The Lost Crow said...

a little trivia which will have effects and is born of an entire doctrate paper.

11:18 PM  
Blogger Tat said...

Ah really, the lost crow? I would love to read that.

11:30 PM  
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