In the War in Iraq, we the Citizens of the United States spend $8 Billion a Month.
In the War in Iraq, we citizens of this great Nation spend around $266 Million a Day.
In the War in Iraq, we citizens of this great Nation spend around $11 Million an Hour.
In the war in Iraq, we citizens of this great Nation spend around $185,000 per Minute.
A person earning the minimum wage earns a little over $10,700, while the poverty line in America is over $16,000 by comparison.
Consider this: If a minimum wage earner has to drive to work 8-10 miles each way and has a car that gets 20 mpg, that minimum wage earner has to spend one hour working just to afford the privilege of working for a meager living. (Assuming a minimum wage earner could afford a car or the upkeep on it, much less the fuel!)
Since I brought up the high cost of Fuel, let me close with this little gem of knowledge.
Exxon's 2nd quarter totals for 2006, recently released, show earnings of $10.3 Billion.
For three months in 2006, Exxon made more than $114 Million Dollars a Day.
For three months in 2006, Exxon made more than $4.7 Million Dollars an Hour.
For three months in 2006, Exxon made more than $79,000 Dollars a Minute.
For three months in 2006, BP made more than $55,000 per Minute.
How many minutes would the Big Oil Companies have to do without their profits to ensure every hard working American earns a living wage, especially since the oil companies are profiting off the backs of those hard working Americans?