Five years into the disasterous war in Iraq – a war John McCain continues to support – it seems like a good time to take a look back on all that could have been.
According to nationalpriorities.org Ohio’s taxpayers have lost $18.3 billion so far for the Iraq War.
That’s about $1600 for every one of Ohio’s 11.3 million residents! And if you want to complain that your taxes are too high- and they aren’t getting lower any time soon- then this ridiculously expensive war might be a good place to start aiming your blame.
Here’s a list of the other stuff we could have spent the money on…
- 6,495,720 People with Health Care
- 20,524,767 Homes with Renewable Electricity
- 414,982 Public Safety Officers
- 280,599 Music and Arts Teachers
- 2,114,531 Scholarships for University Students
- 1,666 New Elementary Schools
- 170,921 Affordable Housing Units
- 11,020,822 Children with Health Care
- 2,853,283 Head Start Places for Children
- 292,058 Elementary School Teachers
- 321,802 Port Container Inspectors