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Monday, March 21, 2011

Freedom Bombs Cost Money?

Andrew Exum via Ezra Klein:
A Tomahawk Missile cost $569,000 in FY99, so if my calculations are correct, they cost a little over $736,000 today assuming they are the same make and model. The United States fired 110 missiles yesterday, which adds up to a cost of around $81 million. That's twice the size of the annual budget of USIP, which the House of Representatives wants to de-fund, and is about 33 times the amount of money National Public Radio receives in grants each year from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which the House of Representatives also wants to de-fund in the name of austerity measures.

But of course, we're too broke to immunize low income kids. Looks like a job for more tax cuts for the rich!

1 comment:

jollyspaniard said...

In a perfect world they wouldn't be replaced.