Thursday, September 10, 2009

How much health-care could we buy if...

We stopped wasting money on the private auto.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, consumers in the Cincinnati Area spent $7,318,876,000.00 on transportation in 2003.
Transportation spending is more than consumer spending on:
Health Care; . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . $2,357,387,000.00
Entertainment; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,091,539,000.00
Apparel and Services; . . . . . . . . . . . $1,635,368,000.00
Education; . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . $ 786,467,000.00
Life and Other Personal Insurance . . . . . $ 324,254,000.00
Combined . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,195,015,000.00

...By investing in increased public transportation we can help our region’s working families get the transportation and access to jobs they need while spending less. CincyStreetcar Blog


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