Originally Posted by ElasticNinja
Not as a percent of GDP. Perhaps thats what I should have put my figures in.
Also Ireland has 4.5 million people, not sure where 6.5 comes from.
Sure, as a percent it would be the same assuming we have more or less the same system, but it would still cost a total of a few trillion for the US to implement. Seeing how we are already several trillion dollars in debt, we cannot afford it.
A country cannnot get by without education, but it can without guaranteed healthcare.
I think the number I got includes citizens living outside of Ireland.