Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Richard Burnett - Orlando Sentinel
After nearly a decade of combat, U.S. spending on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan recently passed the $1 trillion mark, making them the biggest wartime expenditure since World War II, according to a new report.
- Democracy Now!
The amount of money the United States has spent on wars in Afghanistan and Iraq surpassed the $1 trillion mark last week, according to the National Priorities Project Cost of War counter. To date, over $747 billion has been appropriated for the war in Iraq and $299 billion for the ...
Libby Spencer - The Detroit News: Politics Blog
Those who became suddenly outraged about the deficit since Obama was elected focus their ire on social programs mostly, with a nod towards "pork barrel" spending, as long as the projects aren't directly benefiting their districts. We constantly hear how Social Security and Medicare are "unsustainable" but few look to ...
Matt Kanner - The Wire
The combined total cost of the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was projected to exceed $1 trillion on May 30, according to the National Priorities Project. The United States has appropriated $747.3 billion for the war in Iraq and $299 billion for the war in Afghanistan.
Scott Harris - Between the Lines
On Memorial Day 2010, Americans honored the service of the hundreds of thousands of men and women who have fought in the nation's wars, past and present. During this year's holiday, parades and ceremonies remembered those who have fallen in the wars that continue in Iraq and Afghanistan. To date ...
Jackie Bruno - News 22
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cost taxpayers a lot of money, the total spent on these wars just reached one trillion dollars.
Drivers slowed down by the "bottleneck" on Route 4 near Belle Avenue, because a 40-foot banner hanging from the Garrison Avenue Bridge caught their eyes on Sunday.
Staff - Kansas City Info Zine
Taxpayers in Missouri will pay $11.4 billion and Taxpayers in Kansas will pay $5.9 billion for Total Defense Spending in FY2011.
Bob Martin - Hartselle Enquirer
As we observed Memorial Day this past Monday it occurred to me that I didn't know much about its origin. Here's what I found:
The cost of war counter is up on the side of city hall. But there was a hitch Wednesday morning, when private workers were interrupted by local attorney Bob Murphy telling them they didn't have the right permits. Murphy has said he'd sue if the city erected the sign. But ...