The Iraq war cost each American taxpayer $8 thousand Author: Alina Dykman war Iraq taxes US news
The war in Iraq has cost the United States nearly $2 trillion, roughly $8,000 for every U.S. taxpayer.
According to the analysis and the January report of the project The Cost of Wars, this amount includes the increase in base budget funding from the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for international development (USAID), bonuses for re-call, the health care costs for veterans of the military actions, as well as accrued interest.
Excluding war taxes and war bonds direct military expenses of the Pentagon on the war after September 11 have led to interest payments of approximately $444 billion, according to the report.
The author of the report warns that even if the fighting stops today, and the trump come out of the “Global war on terror”, these cumulative interest payments will continue to grow, and the existing military debt will grow to $6.5 trillion by 2050.
“For the last 18 years the American government financed the war by borrowing, not by alternative means, such as raising taxes or issue war bonds”, writes Heidi Peltier, author of the report.
In 2007, the congressional Budget office calculated that the cost of military involvement of America in Iraq and Afghanistan will exceed $2.4 trillion by 2017, of which $1.9 billion will be spent on Iraq.
The President , Donald trump continues to promise the reduction of US involvement in “endless war” in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
However, in recent months in the middle East region introduced additional troops to protect U.S. bases after the assassination of Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad.
Click to share the news USA.The ONEВ Iraq “hung up trump” while thousands of anti-American mitigatory hung an effigy of Donald trump during anti-American rally with a demand to expel American troops. Al-Sadr demanded to cancel all the existing security agreement and to close military bases СШАUSA.The ONEПоследствия murder Soleimani: what was his danger to Usaby order trump’s January 3, was killed Qassem Soleimani, one of the most powerful men in Iraq. Trump and his team contend that they took this decision to prevent attacks on Americans in Iraq and the region.
Gaining popularity: the Couple pretended to be married for the sake of free drinks — and six months and really decided to get marriedthe Popular themes of the hour: Canovacci Ssanu-Yorkpolitical Loading…