Wednesday, December 03, 2008

yikes x 10


Saw this on Consumerist (which is sassy but almost always right).....

  • Marshall Plan: Cost: $12.7 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $115.3 billion
  • Louisiana Purchase: Cost: $15 million, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $217 billion
  • Race to the Moon: Cost: $36.4 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $237 billion
  • S&L Crisis: Cost: $153 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $256 billion
  • Korean War: Cost: $54 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $454 billion
  • The New Deal: Cost: $32 billion (Est), Inflation Adjusted Cost: $500 billion (Est)
  • Invasion of Iraq: Cost: $551b, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $597 billion
  • Vietnam War: Cost: $111 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $698 billion
  • NASA: Cost: $416.7 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $851.2 billion

TOTAL: $3,920,000,000,0002008

BAILOUT TOTAL AS OF NOV 2008: $4,616,000,000,000
........uh......yikes................

3 comments:

FXSmom said...

how about the price of living in Canada...lol :). I'm closer to Mexico but um no.

Anonymous said...

And just think, that's still only approximately 1/3 of our current national debt! How long do you think it will take to pay that off?

JB

Christy said...

Pay off! ROFL Well we all know with our new President, he's going to have it paid off in the first 2 years! Ok, I'll stop being sassy :X