Thursday, May 20, 2004
I saw this thing driving around Atlanta when President Bush came to town to see the Home Depot guy.
The Pig Mobile consists of three different-sized piggy banks strung together to illustrate just how big a financial disaster the Iraq War has turned out to be.Apparently anyone can with a clean driving record can take a turn at the wheel: heres the sign-up form, which also includes a picture of the thing.
The largest pig (by far) shows the financial cost ($200 billion) of America's attack on Iraq, including the projected minimum cost of reconstruction. The smaller pig illustrates how much the federal government spends on K-12 education ($34 billion). And the third pig, which is a wee little pig, shows America's dedication to lessening world hunger and poverty ($10 billion).