Numbers: Feb. 7, 2005

$427 billion U.S. budget deficit predicted for 2005, the highest ever and equal to 3.5% of the gross domestic product

$80 billion Supplemental military budget requested by President Bush for 2005, which would bring total U.S. spending on the war in Iraq to more than $200 billion by year's end

$250 million Estimated amount the Bush Administration spent on contracts with major public relations agencies from 2001 through 2004

$128 million Amount the Clinton Administration spent on contracts with major public relations agencies during the previous four years

$300 Market price, before the tsunami, to rent a house with indoor plumbing...

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