According to this website, which gets its info from the Dept of Defense, the US spends $1,000 per second on war, $60,000 per minute, $3,600,000 per hour and $8,640,000 each 24 hour period. Yikes!!
Thanks to one of my American friend Prudence Baird for turning me onto yet another sad-but-true website.
You can also check the Federal Budget Trade-Offs following the link below. One such example of trade-off -- from the Data collected for New York State -- is as follows:
Taxpayers in New York will pay $82.1 billion for total Iraq and Afghanistan war spending since 2001. For the same amount of money, the following could have been provided:
15,138,866 People with Health Care for One Year OR
153,692,779 Homes with Renewable Electricity for One Year OR
1,584,400 Public Safety Officers for One year OR
1,250,207 Music and Arts Teachers for One Year OR
13,396,167 Scholarships for University Students for One Year OR
15,344,245 Students receiving Pell Grants of $5350 OR
466,652 Affordable Housing Units OR
28,686,646 Children with Health Care for One Year OR
9,353,049 Head Start Places for Children for One Year OR
950,823 Elementary School Teachers for One Year OR
1,233,766 Port Container Inspectors for One year
Reference: Federal Budget Trade-Offs | National Priorities Project
You can check all the stats of each State by following the above link.
Cost of War: COSTOFWAR.COM - The Cost of War
National Priorities Project (NPP) is a 501(c)(3) research organization that analyzes and clarifies federal data so that people can understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent. Located in Northampton, MA, since 1983, NPP focuses on the impact of federal spending and other policies at the national, state, congressional district and local levels.