For 1% of Department of Defense, taxpayers in the United States are paying $5.28 billion, not including the cost of war.

Here's what those tax dollars could have paid for instead:

➜ 65,389 Elementary School Teachers for 1 Year
➜ 71,346 Clean Energy Jobs Created for 1 Year
➜ 95,128 Infrastructure Jobs Created for 1 Year
➜ 52,849 Jobs with Supports Created in High Poverty Communities for 1 Year
➜ 593,098 Head Start Slots for Children for 1 Year
➜ 511,520 Military Veterans Receiving VA Medical Care for 1 Year
➜ 159,113 Scholarships for University Students for 4 Years
➜ 227,209 Students Receiving Pell Grants of $5,815 for 4 Years
➜ 2.23 million Children Receiving Low-Income Healthcare for 1 Year
➜ 5.95 million Households with Wind Power for 1 Year
➜ 1.48 million Adults Receiving Low-Income Healthcare for 1 Year
➜ 3.68 million Households with Solar Electricity for 1 Year

 

 

Source:

www.nationalpriorities.org

 

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