Total Cost of War Since 2001Submitted by nkanihan on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 02:33
This website has a great tool to use when talking to someone about the monetary cost of war. http://www.costofwar.com
According to the cost of war counter a total of 1.4 trillion USD has been spent on Iraq and Afghanistan to date.
With the US population nearing 314,000,000 we each owe $4,458.59
The total estimate including rebuilding what we blew up, veterans healthcare and interest on the borrowed money to finance the wars comes to roughly 6 Trillion USD. $6,000,000,000,000.00
Lets pretend that no babies are born between now and the "end" of these wars.
314,000,000 US citizens will owe $19,108.28
*The neo-con ideology promotes endless war, but neo-cons fight their battles with the blood of others. From the comfortable, subsidized offices of magazines like the Weekly Standard, the neo-conservatives urge the United States to engage in endless war – to be fought by the victims of the “poverty draft” from states where there are few jobs. Ironically, these young people cannot find more productive work because the Federal Reserve’s endless money printing to keep the war machine turning has destroyed our economy. The six trillion dollars that will be spent on the Iraq war are merely pieces of printed paper that further erode the dollar’s purchasing power now and well into the future. It is the inflation tax, which is the most regressive and cruel of all.
*Source: http://www.ronpaul.org/ Written by Ron Paul 3/25/2013
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