The Cost of War and Sanity

From my parish's bulletin this week:

“The Military spends $1.9 million every minute. The Center for Defense Information notes that the 2008 official budget for military spending was drastically understated and that the real figure was over 900 billion dollars when all war expenses were included. Rounded off, what that means is that this nation, which cannot decide if basic health care is a human right, if we should provide the unemployed with extended benefits, and if supporting legislation to provide food for hungry children is a waste of money, is spending: 77 billion dollars a month - 19 billion dollars a week - Over 2 1⁄2 billion dollars a day - Over 100 million dollars an hour - Almost 2 million dollars a minute - over 31 thousand dollars a second.”