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The Cost of War on the City
October 25th, 2007

So how does the cost of the Iraq War break down across the city? According to a new analysis by the National Priorities Project, a nonprofit research group that analyses federal budget data, the city covers more than a third of the war’s entire cost to the state and about 3 percent of its cost to the country.

The data breaks down the local bill through fiscal year 2007. Interestingly, the war has brought the largest tab to Queens, which outspent the rest of the boroughs by nearly $1 billion.

The group also looks at the proposed war costs for fiscal year 2008 and how that is dispersed locally.

Here is the breakdown borough by borough for fiscal year ’07:

Bronx: $1,828,300,000

Brooklyn: $3,936,500,000

Manhattan: $3,592,200,000

Queens: $4,701,200,000

Staten Island: $1,213,500,000

New York City total: $15,237,500,000

New York State total: $40,915,800,000

The U.S. total is about $456 billion.

By on October 25, 2007, 11:41 am
In category: Economy,Gotham City,Public Finance | 1 Comment »

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One Response to “The Cost of War on the City”

  1. Paul A. Mandel Says:
    October 29th, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    It’s costing us all this money because our country is being run by morons.

    Furthermore, I feel they are going to drive us into recession and create a world economy that will have our children working for nothing with no pensions, medical or future.

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