Democrats on the Joint Economic Committee have released a report on the total costs of the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan , including "hidden costs" such as interest on the money we're borrowing, and long term healthcare for vets.
The bill comes to $3.5 trillion.
If $3.5 trillion is the true cost of these military adventures, $11,500 is the amount every man, woman and child in this country pays.
So, a family of four would pay $46,000 just for this war.
What about the impact of these costs on education, the very thing that so often helps to increase earnings?
$46,000 would cover 90% of the tuition costs to attend a four year public university in Texas for both children in that family of four.
But, instead of sending kids to college, too often we’re sending them to Iraq , where the best news in a long time is they aren't killing our men and women as fast as they were last month. More