Interesting facts

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  1. bb_baptist

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    . . . taken from today's Wall Street Journal . . .

    1.) Big US drug makers spent $2.8 Billion on advertising in 2001 :eek: Guess who pays for that!

    2.) The US federal government notched a $64.24 billion budget deficit in March. :eek:

    3.) Total spending in current fiscal year through the end of March was $1,012,590,000,000 :eek: . Total receipts for same period: $878,940,000,000 :confused:

    4.) Total spending for same period last year: $946,560,000,000. Will spending ever decrease? :(
     
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    1.) Big US drug makers spent $2.8 Billion on advertising in 2001 :eek: Guess who pays for that!

    aw shucks...I thought they said they needed all that money for research!

    2.) The US federal government notched a $64.24 billion budget deficit in March. :eek:

    I wonder how much was in research grants for drugs and drug testing???


    3.) Total spending in current fiscal year through the end of March was $1,012,590,000,000 :eek: . Total receipts for same period: $878,940,000,000 :confused:

    Well, hey, it rounds off, right? Maybe rounding off is as high as the Congressment and such ever got in school...

    4.) Total spending for same period last year: $946,560,000,000. Will spending ever decrease?

    Seriously now, do you have any idea how this compares to, say, 1950 dollars? That might give us a better idea of what's happening on a comparative scale. But as for your question, probably not.
     
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    Will spending decrease? Not with a war going on.
     
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    Big spending Republicans.
     
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    And this isn't just a problem at the federal level. Here in Kansas, the state is complaining about being something like 700,000,000 short this year. But, guess what? An underground parking lot is being put in on the state house grounds, apparently for the sole use of the legislators. And then they wonder why people are complaining!!
     
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    This is Tomar and I am new to the chat room
     
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    If you have ever noticed or heard that perscription medicine costs many, many times less in foreign countries, there is a reason.

    I have a friend who works for a pharmacuetical company, and told me that the American consumer and insurance companies underwrite the cost of prescription medicine for the rest of the world.
     

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