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Report: Oregon's Contribution to Iraq War Now at $3 BillionSalem-News.com
The complete list of money per city and county in Oregon can be found at the end of this story.
(SALEM) - The National Priorities Project released Wednesday a new publication, More Troops, More Dollars, which breaks down the cost of the Iraq War by state and congressional district.
It also shows what the money spent in Iraq could buy each district in affordable housing units, health care for children and new elementary schools.
The breakdown is based on a total cost of $378 billion.
That is $3,375 for every American household or $1,275 for every American or $2,848 per taxpayers.
The money (already spent or allocated) is being spent at a rate nearly $11 million per hour and $255 million per day.
The estimate is based on an NPP analysis of the legislation appropriating money for the Iraq War and Congressional Research Service reports.
The CRS reports were based not just on Congressional appropriations, but on the Department of Defense's DFAS monthly obligations reports indicating funds transferred from other functions to the Iraq War.
The state-level costs in the table are computed based on how much each state contributes in tax revenues, according to IRS data.
The local-level costs are based on the state costs, and on relative population and income levels in each location.
These numbers were updated for the latest IRS data in Sept 2005.
The population and household amounts are based on Census Bureau estimates: population for July 1st, 2005; households for 2004. The taxpayer amount is based on IRS projected taxfilers for the 2005 tax year.
The cost to Salem is $115.8 million, and Marion County $249.7 million.
Cost to other cities and counties in Oregon:
For more information see: More Troops, More Dollars The Cost To Oregon (PDF)
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