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Friday, April 14, 2006

$1,938,930 

That figure represents:

A.) Amount paid Halliburton for supplying untreated, sewage-contaminated water to American troops in Iraq
B.) Cost of temporary government housing for six Katrina refugees
C.) Funding for body armor trimmed from the 2006 military budget
D.) Current market value of Ohio SOS Kenneth Blackwell's holdings in Diebold
E.) Taxpayer-reimbursed travel expenses for Tom DeLay's golfing trip to Scotland in 2002
F.) President Bush's adjusted gross income for 2005
G.) Dick Cheney's IRS refund for 2005

Answer here.

UPDATE (4/15): Although $1,938,930 may at first glance seem like a sizable chunk of change, let's try to keep things in perspective. That tidy sum represents just under one half of one percent of outgoing Exxon chairman Lee Raymond's retirement package.

When asked what he planned to do with his $400 million windfall, Mr. Raymond replied, "Switch to high-test." Fill 'er up, Lee! You've earned it!

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