There are approximately 300,000,000 people in the U.S.
The U.S. is spending roughly $275 million* per day on the Iraqi war.
Celestron Nexstar 5″ Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo scopes cost $799 plus shipping.
If the U.S. government spent on its people what it spends in Iraq in one day every person in America could own a nice GoTo telescope.
(I really don’t understand why every school in America can’t have a nice telescope.)
*Does anyone know a better reference?