Video: War's cost to taxpayer
The equivalent of $1190 cash from every man, woman and child in the USA. This averages:
$7.76 billion per month for the past 46 months
$258 million per day...
$10.8 million per hour..
$180 thousand per minute..
$3 thousand per second.
I wonder how many families living in poverty could have been fed, clothed and sheltered with this money.. How many who can't afford life-sustaining prescription drugs could have been saved or comforted? How many kids who can't afford college could have completed a four year degree at an Ivy League School? (2,380,000 graduates at a cost of $150,000 each, double that for a good state school)
These figures have the potential to DOUBLE when one considers the depreciation and replacement cost of our over-extended military's hardware and equipment..