Iraq War Is Taking It’s Toll On American Taxpayers

13 06 2008

As the Iraq war continues with no clear end in sight, the cost to taxpayers may balloon to $2.7 trillion by the time the conflict comes to an end, according to Congressional testimony.  At the beginning of the conflict in 2003, the Bush administration gave Congress a cost estimate of $60 billion to $100 billion for the entirety of the war. But the battle has been dragging on much longer than most in the government expected, and costs have ballooned to nearly ten times the original estimate.  Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., told members of Congress that the war costs taxpayers about $430 million per day.  Is this where you want your money going?

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