Yeah, but how much is it costing ME?
The incredibly fruitless and costly quagmire in Iraq, that is.
Find out here.
Also note that you can drill down and calculate how much it's costing by city, congresional district, or state, and what that figure would provide if not spent on war.
For example, the "war" on terror is costing taxpayers in:
Moline: $84.2 million dollars
The 17th congressional district (represented by Phil Hare): $1.1 BILLION dollars
The state of Illinois: 28.3 BILLION dollars
This represents only funds approved for the war in Iraq to date and not future spending proposals.
Is it worth it?
And McCain and the other trogs STILL want to make tax breaks for millionaires permanent?
Also input the amount you paid in federal income tax and find out the breakdown of how it was spent using this gizmo.
If you paid $30,000 in income taxes, of that amount:
$12,600 goes to Past and Current Military
$6,600 goes to Health (whatever that means, I suppose subsidized research, the CDC, etc.)
$3,000 goes to Interest on Non-Military Debt
$2,700 goes to Anti-Poverty Programs
$1,200 goes to Education, Training & Social Services
$1,200 goes to Government & Law Enforcement
$900 goes to Housing & Community Development
$900 goes to Environment, Energy & Science
$600 goes to Agriculture, Commerce and Transportation
$300 goes to International Relations
These figures are always interesting because the reveal the false propaganda spread for years by the right trying to convince people that just the opposite is true. Many people believe that most of their tax dollars are spent on social services for the poor, which for some reason they detest, when in reality, a relatively small proportion of tax dollars are spent for such purposes.