Friday, February 9, 2007

Tennessee’s Share of the Iraq War's Costs

Posted By on Fri, Feb 9, 2007 at 4:00 AM

The National Priorities Project recently released data on what the war in Iraq is costing each state. Now they’ve taken it a step further and are have compiled what else that money — $7 billion from Tennessee, and counting — could be used to buy.

Tennessee's share of the cost of the Iraq war would pay for health care for 1,166,000 people, 773 elementary schools, five million homes with renewable electricity, or roughly 100,000 port container inspectors.

Want more? Steve Cohen’s 9th congressional district has paid over $700 million for the Iraq War.

NPP's extensive and fascinating website also has figures on the tax cuts for the wealthiest 1 percent of people, ballistic missile defense, and nuclear weapons.


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