Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The cost of war...California's contribution

Steve Lopez: Southern California fighting battles, from our backyards to abroad - latimes.com

Go to costofwar.com, and you'll find that, by the website's calculations, Los Angeles city taxpayers have put up $12.9 billion of the $1.2 trillion spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Residents of L.A. County have coughed up $38 billion, and in Orange County, the meter is running at $15.9 billion.

Is there anyone out there who CAN'T think of better uses for all that dough?

Taxpayers in California, the state that can't close a $10-billion budget deficit, have kicked in $153 billion for the war in the last 10 years.

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