Putting US Aid To Haiti In Perspective

  • $100 million – The amount of aid pledged by Obama to help save lives and rebuild Haiti
  • $150 million – The amount spent on Obama’s Inaugural Ball
  • $2 million PER DAY – The cost of operating the US aircraft carrier that Obama sent to Haiti nearly a week ago
  • $7 million PER DAY – The amount of military aid given to Israel by the US during Fiscal Year 2009
  • $280+ million PER DAY – The cost of fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan so far
  • Less than $2 per day – Until the recent tragedy, the amount of money paid to tens of thousands of Hatians working in sweatshops run by US based corporations like Disney
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