Having Bush instead of Gore in the White House
 has cost Americans approximately $39,233 each...so far!
 Suppose Al Gore was in the White House now instead of George Bush?
 How much money would America have saved in the last three years?
 And how much money has Bush cost us so far?
 Let's start with the Afghan war.  How much did that cost?  "$50 billion."
 The war on Iraq?  "Hard to say.  $100 billion?"
 Jobs lost?  "2.5 million jobs times approximately $30,000 per job equals what?"
 Gifts to friendly weapons manufacturers and oil execs?  "Put down $10 billion although it's probably more."
 The Israel/Palestine foreign policy debacle costing the lives of 700+ Jews and 3000+ Muslims?  "$20 billion and counting."
 If Al Gore had been in the White House in 2001, he would not have ignored the many pre-9-11 warnings.  How much did 9-11 cost us?  "No idea."
 Cost at the gas pump?  "50 cents per gallon.  25 gallons per car.  100 million cars."  I'm out of my league here.
 Tax benefits to the rich?  "$50 billion?"   (Bart's opinion - over a trillion)
 I don't know what other costs Bush has accrued.
 Utilities deregulation pyramid schemes leading to the California disaster and the Great Blackout of 2003?
 FBI surveillance of our libraries?  Anthrax vaccines?  Pension plan gouging?  Selling off our national parks?
 Vote tampering?  Extra jails?  What's all that add up to?  I'm not Einstein.  You do the math.  $980,750,000,000?
 Close enough.
 Now divide that by 250 million Americans.  What did you get?
 I figure that not having Al Gore in the White House has cost every man,
 woman and child in America at least $39,233...so far.
 That seemed like a lot of bucks to plug into a "what if" alternative universe situation so I ran my figures past noted
 economist Robert Zimmerman.  Here's what he had to say:  "Remember that there will be interest on current and
 projected deficits, over $1 trillion over the next 20 years.  The costs of new terrorist attacks emanating from the
 new hatreds resulting from Bush's action -- incalculable.  Continuing and future costs of the Bush military build-up
 -- trillions. Plus you have to add in reduced contributions to our economy from small business as a result of Bush's
 focus on giant corporations and also our reduced opportunities for legitimate foreign trade resulting from hatreds
 fueled by Bush military adventurism. Your list, this list, and the entire list are absolutely mind-boggling."
 Regards, Jane Stillwater, Berkeley, CA

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