Taxpayers in Congressional District 8 (Murphy) will pay $1.9 billion for total Iraq war spending approved to date. For the same amount of money, the following could have been provided:
If you're like me, you find the numbers daunting. I find it helpful to focus on one of the trade offs. For instance, for the $1.9B Bucks County is spending to kill Iraqis, electrocute and otherwise damage our soldiers, raise oil prices, destabilize the Middle East and enrich war profiteers, we could have provided one year of health insurance to 467,567 people. There are only 355,408 people in Bucks County.
End. This. War.