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Jan-24-2007 09:21printcomments

Report: Oregon's Contribution to Iraq War Now at $3 Billion

The complete list of money per city and county in Oregon can be found at the end of this story.

U.S. troops fighting in Iraq.
U.S. troops fighting in Iraq.
Photo: DOD

(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:

  • Albany: $35,000,000
  • Ashland: $13,900,000
  • Astoria: $7,000,000
  • Baker: $6,200,000
  • Baker County: $11,100,000
  • Bandon: $1,800,000
  • Beaverton: $79,200,000
  • Bend: $46,200,000
  • Benton County: $71,200,000
  • Cave Junction: $500,000
  • Clackamas County: $383,200,000
  • Clatsop County: $28,100,000
  • Columbia County: $43,400,000
  • Coos County: $43,100,000
  • Corvallis: $37,800,000
  • Cottage Grove: $5,600,000
  • Crook County: $14,700,000
  • Curry County: $13,800,000
  • Dallas: $9,700,000
  • Deschutes County: $105,000,000
  • Douglas County: $72,500,000
  • Estacada: $2,000,000
  • Eugene: $107,500,000
  • Forest Grove: $15,500,000
  • Gilliam County: $1,400,000
  • Grant County: $5,600,000
  • Grants Pass: $14,600,000
  • Gresham: $85,200,000
  • Harney County: $5,100,000
  • Hillsboro: $79,000,000
  • Hood River: $4,000,000
  • Hood River County: $17,000,000
  • Irrigon: $1,300,000
  • Jackson County: $143,700,000
  • Jefferson County: $14,800,000
  • John Day: $1,300,000
  • Josephine County: $51,400,000
  • Junction City: $3,600,000
  • Klamath County: $43,700,000
  • Klamath Falls: $12,100,000
  • La Grande: $8,500,000
  • Lake County: $4,800,000
  • Lakeview: $1,700,000
  • Lane County: $259,400,000
  • Lincoln County: $31,700,000
  • Linn County: $84,100,000
  • Madras: $3,200,000
  • Malheur County: $20,800,000
  • Marion County: $249,700,000
  • McMinnville: $22,400,000
  • Medford: $50,100,000
  • Morrow County: $9,000,000
  • Multnomah County: $592,800,000
  • Myrtle Creek: $2,300,000
  • Pendleton City: $13,100,000
  • Polk County: $57,400,000
  • Port Orford: $600,000
  • Portland: $461,900,000
  • Prineville: $4,900,000
  • Redmond: $9,900,000
  • Reedsport: $2,500,000
  • Roseburg: $13,600,000
  • Salem: $115,800,000
  • Sandy: $4,900,000
  • Sherman County: $1,500,000
  • Stayton: $5,000,000
  • Tillamook County: $18,100,000
  • Umatilla County: $55,600,000
  • Union County: $18,000,000
  • Wallowa County: $5,000,000
  • Wasco County: $18,600,000
  • Washington County: $504,700,000
  • Wheeler County: $1,000,000
  • Yamhill County: $81,500,000

For more information see: More Troops, More Dollars The Cost To Oregon (PDF)




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S.LaMarche February 2, 2007 6:28 pm (Pacific time)

Albert.,I checked out the web on Bilderberg.,The Trilateral Commission.,Eric Prince and Blackwater Security group.,The Roman Club.,The Bohemian Group.,Queen Beatrix., and a couple more.,it looks like your observations are right.,and I just began scratching the surface! Thanks for the info.,I'm studying with intense interest!


Albert Marnell January 28, 2007 4:14 pm (Pacific time)

S. LaMarche, Some of the rats are Kellog Brown and Root and Eric Prince founder of Blackwater, look up Iraq contractors in a general search. There are many rats and some of them are in D.C. and all around the world as in Bilderberg.. I love to pick on Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, talk about a war profiteer....Royal Dutch Shell..she is royal, Dutch and a shell of a person. I Even think she has her diamond studded hands on Lukoil..how did she manage that one? Double check but not hard to believe.


S.Lamarche January 28, 2007 4:59 am (Pacific time)

Henry; todays A.P. says U.S. Army conducting a fraud investigation already thinks $43,000,000 dollars lost on free meals alone, provided by government contractors, to other government contractors besides the military., who now number 60,000 according to same article.,as in 60,000 seperate contracing companies!., not individual people! I think I smell a large rat Henry, no offense intended. Royko would be on it is my bet.


drop the gloves; January 27, 2007 11:43 pm (Pacific time)

3,079 dead, laying shoulder to shoulder.,lined up from the White House toward the "Mall", would reach the Patomic River, where Lincoln observes a great national struggle unfolding.,his expression grim and reflective.., on the steps of this memorial a fine American gave a speech forty years ago, imploring the govenment to "Let freedom ring., from Stone Mountain Georgia.,and Selma,Alabama.,to the hallowed halls of justice.," I think they both shared a similar dream.,and as they gaze at the daily additions of American personel, now stretching to Virginia., they can see it began at the White House., and their dreams have been payed for in blood.,and I personally think they had another idea altogether. Don't let them do this any longer! with all due respect.,the point is already proven., and if you're waiting for another Vietnam.,don't.,it's already here! Do the right thing and Vote.,maybe G.W.B. doesn't mind the line stretching all the way to Texas.,extolling their "courageous sacrifice".,his family have other buisness., so no need to expedite a turnover to Iraqi's, he doesn't have anything to lose.


Albert Marnell January 27, 2007 6:34 pm (Pacific time)

To wrong, Dear wrong, I know that if our parents and grandparents could see the State of the Union today, they would have rushed to Bagdad with lawn chairs during "Shock and Awful". I do not think that they would like to live in this kind of a world.


wrong; January 27, 2007 5:36 pm (Pacific time)

thanks Albert, that's a lot of zeroes! and I saw that LaMarche guy and he says he's only almost old but remembers gasloine at 14 cents a gallon(0.14 bucks)and the prophetic signs on the price board proclaiming "Gas War", do you think they knew about today then?


Albert Marnell January 27, 2007 9:46 am (Pacific time)

I just want to properly write what "wrong" was trying to write. He meant to write...10,600,000,000.00.


Albert Marnell January 27, 2007 9:43 am (Pacific time)

Most of you guys do not understand that countries are just large corporations. They are essentially conglomerates. Israel received well over 22 billion dollars a year more than a decade ago. S.Lamarche's figure is grossly underestimated. If we were sending 60 million dollars a day over a decade ago, what are we sending now? Just to give you an idea of relativity, General Electric, symbol GE has a market capitalization of 372 Billion Dollars. And S.Lamarche, are you old enough to remember what the standard of living was? I am. Technology was supposed to raise the standard of living for the middle class. That was the promise of technology. Now it is being used to make the Super-Rich......Super-Duper-Rich. Today most people need two incomes to not even be able to replicate the standard of living that existed in the 1960's. Very few women had to work when I was a kid. Some choose to and as we got closer to the 1970's, work was romanticized in the Women's Liberation Movement. I think the baby boomer women and men have had enough of WORK! The oldest boomer turns 61 this year. Most men and women that I know want to retire and are sick of the treadmill. Most of them do not have the financial security that their parents did.... who, by the way, were far, far less formally educated then their children.


Albert Marnell January 27, 2007 12:17 am (Pacific time)

The standard of living in the U.S. has been falling since 1969 but in recent years the decline has really accelerated. All of the money that goes over seas has the term "government contracts" on it. It is all corrupt and the amounts mentioned are nothing new. Yet people here have to beg to get their teeth fixed and get an eye examination. There is nothing I can do about this alone except to tip other people off so they will make some noise. Money goes to were it gets the greatest return for insider hacks in the government, private corporations and the military. I give up on the United States. It is amazing that things work to some degree but I have to credit the average American for that and maybe not even them. Things keep going at a pace just near the REVOLT line. DON'T VOTE REVOLT!


Henry Ruark January 26, 2007 2:41 pm (Pacific time)

Wrng: Was elected (by unanimous acclaim, actually !!) Chief Complainant in high school Dissident Discussion Gang-sters...that learned me never to do it again...


wrong January 25, 2007 11:04 pm (Pacific time)

Henry, Ever thought of running for elected office? Just curious.


Henry Ruark January 25, 2007 8:40 pm (Pacific time)

Wrong: Believe you may be a bit premature...figure is probably what is sought. Quite sure Congress, even in weakened state induced by incipient laughter after State of Union, has not yet succumbed this deep. Since to-run for some years, commonsence (read:revolution) can still prevent potential precarious proclivities with our tax dollars.


wrong! January 25, 2007 7:40 pm (Pacific time)

F.Y.I. the U.S. has just announced a 10.6,000,000,000 (as in Billion!) dollar reconstruction plan to be implemented., coincidantally., over the next two years in Afghanistan! So get with the online news LaMarche and keep current!


S. LaMarche January 25, 2007 6:14 pm (Pacific time)

and Afghanistan.,Nepal.,Bolivia.,Panama., Columbaia ,and soon by the looks of it the Mexico border. The list is longer than this and yet to be made public. Don't expect a raise in the minimum wage anytime soon.


Henry Ruark January 25, 2007 8:29 am (Pacific time)

First there was "no deal" with the First George, in 1776; Then the First Deal via new Constritution; Requiring later versions ranging from Open Deal (TR)to New Deal FDR), to Fair Deal (JFK) to NO Deal (Nixon,Reagan et al) again..and now cometh the Dirty Deal continuing just so long as we stand for it.


anon January 24, 2007 7:38 pm (Pacific time)

you mean Lebanon,Oregon?


wahoo news; January 24, 2007 6:37 pm (Pacific time)

Flash!., U.S. to send 770,000,000 (million) bucks to rebuild Lebanon!(I'm not making this up!) War in Iraq-Afghan-Iran-Peninsular Arabia already breaks treasury!., and Swiss to loan deficit acct. at higher interest rates offered to preferred customers! reported on condition of anonimity and so that I can deny it later if required. wahoo! out.


S.Lamarche January 24, 2007 4:59 pm (Pacific time)

And it's purported on top of this that Israel receives 10,000,000 dollars per day!, Egypt half of that, only 5,000,000 per day! and George et. al living standard not diminished by one percent. Ortega took a cut and dropped salaries for all govt. functionaries.,but he is a subversive.,"unnacceptable" I suppose.

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