Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Iraq, Afghan Wars Now Cost $400 Million Daily

New figures from non-partisan Congressional staffers put the daily cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan at $12 billion a month, or $400 million a day.

Imagine what just a few weeks of that spending could do if applied to Great Lakes cleanup, better schools, comprehensive medical insurance, transportation upgrades and a host of domestic programs.


Anonymous said...

Imagine what our tax burden would look like if liberals actually understood and stuck to the original purpose for the federal treasury.

Hint: it doesn't include sending suburbanites to concentration camps.

James Rowen said...

Imagine what our tax burden would be if undeclared wars were, say, fewer and shorter, and national security were defined in non-military terms, too?