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nAz
07-26-2005, 10:51 PM
I know it's long but damn... sort of puts things in a different light.

wonder what else we could do with all that money, anyone have any ideas??


Local Costs of the Iraq War

The following table breaks down the cost of the Iraq War for various towns, cities and counties across the U.S. The breakdown is based on a total cost of $207.5 billion estimated by the National Priorities Project by analyzing the legislation for the three allocations made by Congress plus the recent supplemental request submitted by the Bush Administration. The first appropriated about $54 billion for the Iraq War (passed in April 2003), the second $71 billion (November 2003), and the third $21.55 billion (June 2004). The fourth request was just submitted to Congress and has around $61 billion in Iraq War-related spending. For more on the recent supplemental breakdown, view NPP's latest publication, 'Cost of War Rises for Americans.'

This page will be updated after Congress passes the supplemental and will take into account any changes made.

The state-level cost are computed based on how much each state contributes in tax revenues, according to IRS data. The local-level costs are based on the state costs, and on relative population and incomes in each location.

NPP will calculate the value for your town or county if you send us a request including your name, address, contact information, and any group with which you are affiliated (if any) and how you intend to use the information.


STATE CITY COST OF IRAQ WAR

Alabama 1.9 billion
Birmingham 83.3 million
Montgomery 92.1 million


Alaska 412.6 million
Anchorage 184.5 million
Valdez 3.4 million


Arizona 2.7 billion
Phoenix 714 million
Tucson 197.8 million


Arkansas 1.8 billion
Little Rock 145.9 million
Rogers 33.3 million


California 26.2 billion
Benicia 29.7 million
Berkeley 74.4 million
Brea 34.5 million
Butte County 105.6 million
Chico 28.7 million
Goleta 54.2 million
Hayward 116.7 million
Humboldt County 64.3 million
Los Angeles 2.2 billion
Los Angeles County 6.5 billion
Manteca 36.6 million
Mendocino County 50.6 million
Modesto 124.6 million
Mount Shasta 1.6 million
Mountain View 79.9 million
Nevada City 1.8 million
Oakland 260.6 million
Orange County 2.7 billion
Oxnard 134.8 million
Palo Alto 86.5 million
Pasadena 100.4 million
Placer County 232.7 million
Redding 45 million
San Bernardino 94 million
San Bernardino County 1.2 billion
Sacramento 245.6 million
San Diego County 2.2 billion
San Francisco 698.4 million
San Jose 1 billion
San Mateo County 815.5 million
San Rafael 55.7 million
Santa Barbara 71.4 million
Santa Cruz 45 million
Santa Rosa 122.4 million
Shasta County 91.3 million
Solano County 347.6 million
Sonoma County 396.4 million
Stockton 140.1 million
Tracy 58.1 million
Vallejo 95.1 million
Ventura County 731.8 million
Willits 2.2 million
Winters 5.5 million
Yolo County 141.8 million


Colorado 3.2 billion
Boulder 66.1 million
Colorado Springs 253.7 million
Denver 341.7 million
Durango 7.6 million
Ft. Collins 82.3 million
Greeley 43.7 million
La Plata County 27.5 million


Connecticut 5 billion
Greenwich 165 million
Hartford 82.2 million
New Haven 99.7 million
New London 23.6 million
Stamford 193.2 million
Westport 84.1 million


Delaware 1.2 billion
Dover 39.3 million
Wilmington 80.7 million


District of Columbia 1.4 billion


Florida 11 billion
Bradenton 30.5 million
Gainesville 47.5 million
Hillsborough County 717.3 million
Miami 150.3 million
Orange County 746.4 million
Seminole County 366.9 million
Tallahassee 81.3 million


Georgia 5.9 billion
Atlanta 248 million
Brunswick 6 million
Hinesville 18.2 million
Pooler 5 million
Richmond Hill 5.6 million
Savannah 65.4 million
Thunderbolt 1.4 million
Tybee Island 2.9 million


Hawaii 641.8 million
Hawaii County 62.9 million
Hilo 17 million
Honolulu 178.3 million
Kailua 4.3 million


Idaho 554.4 million
Boise 89.9 million
Idaho Falls 23.4 million
Illinois 11.1 billion
Chicago 2.1 billion
Dupage County 1.2 billion
Nashville 2.5 million
Oak Park 59.4 million


Indiana 3.2 billion
Anderson 24.3 million
Decatur 4.4 million
Fort Wayne 94 million
Indianapolis 391.8 million
Madison County 64.9 million
Richmond 14.8 million


Iowa 1.5 billion
Des Moines 98.9 million
Mt. Vernon 2.3 million


Kansas 1.7 billion
Allen County 6.9 million
Bourbon County 7.3 million
Fort Scott 3.4 million
Hutchinson 20.3 million
Iola 2.8 million
Kansas City 73.9 million
Smith Center 0.8 million
Smith County 2 million
Topeka 67 million


Kentucky 1.7 billion
Lexington-Fayette 131.4 million
Louisville 93.7 million
Mt. Sterling 2 million


Louisiana 1.9 billion
Baton Rouge 90.5 million
New Orleans 172 million


Maine 617.5 million
Bangor 12.2 million
Portland 29.8 million


Maryland 4.1 billion
Baltimore 288.4 million
Montgomery 37.4 million


Massachusetts 6 billion
Adams 5.3 million
Agawam 26 million
Amherst 26.1 million
Arlington 51.1 million
Ashfield 1.8 million
Barnstable 41.1 million
Barnstable County 194.9 million
Belchertown 12.7 million
Bernardston 1.8 million
Blandford 1.2 million
Boston 437.3 million
Brimfield 3.1 million
Brookline 71.4 million
Buckland 1.7 million
Cambridge 91.1 million
Charlemont 1.2 million
Chester 1.1 million
Chesterfield 1.1 million
Chicopee 36.5 million
Colrain 1.4 million
Conway 1.9 million
Cummington 0.8 million
Deerfield 4.4 million
East Longmeadow 16.6 million
Easthampton 13.5 million
Erving 1.1 million
Fall River 50 million
Framingham 68 million
Franklin County 54.6 million
Gill 1.3 million
Goshen 0.9 million
Granby 6.2 million
Granville 1.5 million
Great Barrington 1.6 million
Greenfield 11.3 million
Hadley 4.7 million
Hampden 6.4 million
Hampden County 339.4 million
Hampshire County 131.5 million
Hatfield 3.1 million
Hawley 0.2 million
Heath 0.8 million
Holland 2.3 million
Holyoke 22.7 million
Huntington 2 million
Lawrence 37.8 million
Leverett 2 million
Leyden 0.7 million
Longmeadow 22.1 million
Lowell 77.2 million
Ludlow 18.7 million
Medford 65.2 million
Middlefield 0.5 million
Monroe 0 million
Monson 8.1 million
Montague 5.4 million
Montgomery 0.7 million
Newburyport 18.9 million
New Bedford 48.4 million
New Salem 0.8 million
North Adams 7.6 million
Northampton 22.7 million
Northfield 2.7 million
Orange 5.2 million
Palmer 9.7 million
Peabody 49.4 million
Pelham 1.6 million
Pittsfield 30.6 million
Plainfield 0.4 million
Plainville 8.2 million
Rowe 0.3 million
Russell 1.4 million
Shelburne 1.6 million
Shutesbury 2 million
South Hadley 15 million
Southampton 6.2 million
Southwick 8.7 million
Springfield 86.6 million
Sunderland 2.6 million
Tolland 0.4 million
Wales 1.6 million
Ware 6.7 million
Warwick 0.6 million
Wellesley 56.7 million
Wendell 0.8 million
West Springfield 21 million
Westfield 34 million
Westhampton 1.7 million
Whately 1.7 million
Wilbraham 16.4 million
Williamsburg 2.1 million
Williamstown 8.2 million
Winchester 36.7 million
Worcester 115.2 million
Worthington 1.3 million
6th Congressional District 686.9 million


Michigan 5.8 billion
Alger County 4.7 million
Ann Arbor 69.4 million
Baraga County 3.9 million
Crawford County 6.3 million
Chippewa County 17.5 million
Delta County 18 million
Detroit 369 million
Dickinson County 12.6 million
Gogebic County 6.3 million
Grand Rapids 114.9 million
Grayling 0.6 million
Houghton County 13.6 million
Iron County 4.9 million
Keweenaw County 0.9 million
Lansing 54.5 million
Luce County 3 million
Ludington 3.1 million
Mackinac County 5.2 million
Marquette County 30.2 million
Menominee County 10.9 million
Ontonagon County 3 million
Pontiac 27.2 million
Schoolcraft County 3.6 million
Upper Peninsula 138.2 million
Minnesota 4.8 billion
Albert Lea 12.6 million
Duluth 61.4 million
Mankato 23 million
Minneapolis 303.9 million
Rochester 88.1 million
St. Paul 232.9 million
Winona 18.6 million


Mississippi 942.9 million
Jackson 59.3 million
Lee County 29 million
Tupelo 13.9 million


Missouri 3.8 billion
Kansas City 292 million
Lafayette County 22.4 million
Lexington 2.6 million
St. Louis 168.1 million


Montana 337.2 million
Butte 11.7 million
Helena 10 million


Nebraska 1.5 billion
Lincoln 206.7 million
Omaha 352 million


Nevada 1.9 billion
Las Vegas 447 million
Reno 155.1 million


New Hampshire 947.7 million
Alstead 1.3 million
Cheshire County 48.5 million
Chesterfield 2.8 million
Concord 26.8 million
Dublin 1.2 million
Fitzwilliam 1.6 million
Gilsum town 0.5 million
Harrisville 0.8 million
Hinsdale 2.3 million
Jaffrey 3.8 million
Keene 13 million
Keene 13 million
Manchester 67.6 million
Marlborough 1.4 million
Marlow 0.5 million
Nashua 69.8 million
Nelson 0.4 million
Peterborough 4.3 million
Richmond 0.8 million
Rindge 4.3 million
Roxbury 0.2 million
Stoddard 0.5 million
Sullivan 0.6 million
Surry 0.6 million
Swanzey 4.7 million
Troy 1.3 million
Walpole 2.5 million
Westmoreland 1.5 million
Winchester 2.4 million


New Jersey 9.2 billion
Jersey City 179.8 million
Maplewood 37.6 million
Newark 145.6 million
Ocean City 13.4 million


New Mexico 699 million
Albuquerque 193.3 million
Santa Fe 28.3 million
Taos 1.3 million



New York 17.7 billion
Albany 61.9 million
Buffalo 154.8 million
East Hampton 1.6 million
Herkimer County 45.7 million
Madison County 60.1 million
Monroe County 711.6 million
New York City 6.6 billion
Oneida County 182.3 million
Rockland County 420.1 million
Rome 25.3 million
Suffolk County 2 billion
Tompkins County 77.5 million
Utica 32.6 million
Westchester County 1.3 billion



North Carolina 5 billion
Chapel Hill 30.2 million
Raleigh 203.6 million
Union County 99.1 million


North Dakota 269.9 million
Bismarck 26.6 million
Grand Forks 20.5 million


Ohio 7.8 billion
Athens 6.1 million
Cincinnati 209 million
Cleveland 208.4 million
Columbus 453 million
Dayton 76.6 million
Mansfield 25 million
Toledo 171.5 million
Youngstown 33.4 million


Oklahoma 2.5 billion
Oklahoma City 388.5 million
Tulsa 304.8 million



Oregon 1.7 billion
Albany 19.5 million
Corvallis 21 million
Myrtle Creek 1.3 million
Portland 256.7 million
Roseburg 7.6 million
Salem 64.3 million
Yamhill County 45.3 million



Pennsylvania 7.9 billion
Allegheny Co. 792.8 million
Bethlehem 41.2 million
Erie 47.5 million
Huntingdon 3.5 million
Ligonier Borough 0.9 million
Montgomery County 736.4 million
Philadelphia 753 million
Pittsburgh 154.4 million
York 17.5 million



Rhode Island 875.3 million
Newport 21.4 million
Providence 92.5 million


South Carolina 1.7 billion
Charleston 37.9 million
Columbia 40.2 million


South Dakota 340.3 million
Rapid City 27.4 million
Sioux Falls 65.3 million


Tennessee 3.2 billion
Greene County 29.7 million
Greeneville 6.2 million
Knoxville 74.4 million
Memphis 326.7 million
Nashville 333.1 million


Texas 15.6 billion
Amarillo 114 million
Arlington 297.9 million
Austin 526.5 million
Brownsville 64.2 million
Bryan 39.1 million
College Station 27 million
Dallas 840.1 million
Dripping Springs 1.7 million
Dripping Springs-Wimberly Sub-County Area 26.6 million
Galveston 31.1 million
Georgetown 28.8 million
Hays County 103.2 million
Houston 1.3 billion
Potter County 62.9 million
Randall County 83.7 million
Round Rock 69.3 million
San Antonio 778.7 million
San Marcos 24.2 million
Santa Fe 8.5 million
Van Zandt Co. 31.7 million
Williamson County 284.7 million
Wimberley 4.1 million


Utah 986.4 million
Ogden 25.4 million
Provo 34.9 million
Salt Lake City 64.9 million
Salt Lake County 419.8 million
Utah County 163.2 million
West Jordan 36.8 million
West Valley 48.1 million


Vermont 335.6 million
Burlington 17.3 million
Brattleboro 3.3 million
Montpelier 4.1 million
Rutland County 31.4 million


Virginia 6 billion
Nelson County 9.7 million
Richmond 112.2 million


Washington 4.9 billion
Edmonds 38.6 million
Olympia 31.7 million
Thurston County 177.7 million
Seattle 470 million
Spokane 115.2 million
Vancouver 109 million
White Salmon 1.4 million
Yakima County 141.4 million
Yakima 38.6 million


West Virginia 602.9 million
Charleston 20.4 million
Mingo County 6.8 million
Wood County 32.9 million


Wisconsin 3.5 billion
Cedarburg 9 million
5th Cong. Dist. 265.3 million
Columbia County 34.7 million
Eau Claire 33 million
Green Bay 58.3 million
Madison 128.2 million
Manitowoc 19.1 million
Milwaukee 282.5 million
Milwaukee County 526.2 million
Ozaukee County 75.9 million
Port Washington 8.3 million
Portage 5.1 million
Racine city 44.7 million
Racine County 133.3 million
Shawano 3.8 million


Wyoming 383 million
Casper 37.2 million
Cheyenne 42.2 million


http://costofwar.com/numbers.html

eg8r
07-27-2005, 06:30 AM
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wonder what else we could do with all that money, anyone have any ideas?? <hr /></blockquote> I say we give all that money back to ONLY the people that paid it in, in the first place. If this is not a viable option because of the uprising of the poor lying about being held back and discriminated against, I propose we use all the money to increase border patrol. If we could keep out all those that are not here legally all our states would have more money to spend on education, welfare, and healthcare. Not too mention, maybe we would have a little more money to pay those people widening all the streets around here, maybe that will get them moving a little faster. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

While we are at it, we should continue to look at the size of the federal government and reduce where it is bloated. We can start with all the money being given to the Arts. These people should get out and get a real job. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif Also, we should go to every single union that receives federal money (let's start with education) and fire every single union head that is spending beyond their means. The Teachers Union head (or whatever the correct name is) down in South Florida has a huge beautiful home. Now, just how does that gigantic home and all those nice cars help the students of South Florida?

eg8r

KAB125
07-27-2005, 07:40 AM
I always get a bit of a kick out of the "Cost of War" argument. Do people think that this money is just being burned?

How much of that money is paid to soldiers and is sent back to their families to be spent at American businesses like restaurants, grocery stores, etc.? How much of that money is being paid to corporations like the evil Haliburton which is paid to their employees, many of whom are Americans, or the shareholders, again, many of whom are American? Much of this money is then paid to the U.S. Government as taxes.

It would be interesting to know the true cost though because there obviously is a lot of money which is left in foreign countries.

ras314
07-27-2005, 09:37 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote KAB125:</font><hr> I always get a bit of a kick out of the "Cost of War" argument. Do people think that this money is just being burned?

How much of that money is paid to soldiers and is sent back to their families to be spent at American businesses like restaurants, grocery stores, etc.? How much of that money is being paid to corporations like the evil Haliburton which is paid to their employees, many of whom are Americans, or the shareholders, again, many of whom are American? Much of this money is then paid to the U.S. Government as taxes.

It would be interesting to know the true cost though because there obviously is a lot of money which is left in foreign countries. <hr /></blockquote>
Who cares, it makes better news reported this way.

nAz
07-27-2005, 05:13 PM
sounds good to me... i'd like my money back and maybe a little intrest to boot /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

nAz
07-27-2005, 05:55 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote KAB125:</font><hr> I always get a bit of a kick out of the "Cost of War" argument. Do people think that this money is just being burned?

How much of that money is paid to soldiers and is sent back to their families to be spent at American businesses like restaurants, grocery stores, etc.?

It would be interesting to know the true cost though because there obviously is a lot of money which is left in foreign countries. <hr /></blockquote>

<font color="blue">hmmmm never thought of it that way... i don't know what soldiers are paid today with hazard pay and all but i figure maybe all the arm forces in harms way and in support must have a payroll of around $100 million a year. thats a drop in the bucket. </font color>


"How much of that money is being paid to corporations like the evil Haliburton which is paid to their employees, many of whom are Americans, or the shareholders, again, many of whom are American? Much of this money is then paid to the U.S. Government as taxes."


<font color="blue"> most of that money will never be taxed it is probably in tax shelters. their big stock holders are not stupid, they know how to keep their money. ah but i guess it will all trickle back down to the middle class eventually.
oh BTW although Halliburton is an "American" CO. on paper, it actually is a foreign corp. that has no allegiance to the United States. atleast that is what i remember reading a few years back.
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onepocketfanatic
07-27-2005, 10:21 PM
I really thing of the cost not so much in money, but in cost of human lives and sufferring. Uncle Sam tells how many dead there are, but not how many of these kids come home with no arms, legs, or no eyes to see.

Big_Jon
07-28-2005, 06:36 AM
How about, if someone could calculate what the local cost of 9/11 was?
All of the different Airlines that went bust?
The businesses that went bust?
The Stock Market shut down for a period of time that escapes me at the moment.
The general shut down of commerce in the US.
And, lets not forget the loss of human life.
And what the U.S. Government has been paying to the survivors of those lost in the attack.
I think if you would add up what that ONE ATTACK cost this country, the "Local Cost of War" would pale in comparison.
And all of the above is just for starters...

Qtec
07-28-2005, 08:31 AM
The Limbaugh Institute !!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Is that a sanatorium for the mentally unstable ?

Q

Qtec
07-28-2005, 08:35 AM
[ QUOTE ]
a payroll of around $100 million a year. thats a drop in the bucket <hr /></blockquote>

You can buy 4 fighter jets for that. Money that does not go directly to the defense industry is money wasted.

Does anyone really need 20,000 nuclear weapons?

Q

Big_Jon
07-28-2005, 08:43 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Qtec:</font><hr> The Limbaugh Institute !!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Is that a sanatorium for the mentally unstable ?

Q <hr /></blockquote>
No...
But they do have a ward for "Cut and Paste Foreigners" who can't mind their own F#$%in' business. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Qtec
07-28-2005, 10:11 AM
/ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif Just joking BJ. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif Actually, I too want to become a pompous, brainless, paranoid bigot! Which drugs would Rush recommend? /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Q...............its a nice ward.. /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

eg8r
07-28-2005, 10:11 AM
[ QUOTE ]
Does anyone really need 20,000 nuclear weapons? <hr /></blockquote> Yeah, it keeps wisemouth foreigners quiet when push comes to shove. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

eg8r

Big_Jon
07-28-2005, 10:27 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Qtec:</font><hr> /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif Just joking BJ. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif Actually, I too want to become a pompous, brainless, paranoid bigot! Which drugs would Rush recommend? /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Q...............its a nice ward.. /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif <hr /></blockquote>
Hey, you don't know what you are missing... Being a pompous, brainless, paranoid bigot is great...
That is the epitome of Conservatism /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif .
I'll take that over "major European producer of ecstasy, illicit amphetamines, and other synthetic drugs; important gateway for cocaine, heroin, and hashish entering Europe; major source of US-bound ecstasy; large financial sector vulnerable to money laundering" Dutchmen/women any day /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
God Save Queen Beatrix!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Qtec
07-28-2005, 10:27 AM
Shame they cant stop 1000,s of Mexicans crossing the border every month! What you need is more missile defence, right?
So much for Homeland Security! /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Q

eg8r
07-28-2005, 10:37 AM
[ QUOTE ]
Shame they cant stop 1000,s of Mexicans crossing the border every month! What you need is more missile defence, right?
<hr /></blockquote> Yes, more is better. The problem is that you can't tell the difference between missile defense and its uses and border patrol. When you figure out what you want to talk about, and decided to stick to that one subject, let me know. The site of you changing the subject will just cause you more confusion.

eg8r