Kudos to Mike Blanchfield for breaking the number down to a figure Canadian taxpayers could digest — what it means to them. I assume that since he started breaking it down, he won’t mind if I take it a bit further…
$1,500 per household over a decade works out to $150 per household per year. Assuming three people per household, that’s $50 per Canadian per year. That works out to about 13.7¢ per Canadian per day to run the Afghan mission.
Just to give you a bit of perspective, World Vision — certainly a noble-minded and worthwhile charity — asks for about ten times that daily amount to sponsor a single child.
And what are Canadians getting for that miniscule investment…?