$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...