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I also found an amazing site called National Priorities Project, that "analyzes and clarifies federal data so that people can understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent."

It calculates the trade-offs for your state,town, county or congressional district in relation to the Iraq War.
Here is an example for the state of Georgia. (Where I live)

Taxpayers in Georgia will pay $18.9 billion for total Iraq war spending approved to date. For the same amount of money, the following could have been provided:

4,814,820 People with Health Care for One Year OR
14,764,338 Homes with Renewable Electricity for One Year OR
481,138 Public Safety Officers for One year OR
311,232 Music and Arts Teachers for One Year OR
3,812,806 Scholarships for University Students for One Year OR
156,610 Affordable Housing Units OR
10,710,577 Children with Health Care for One Year OR
2,669,502 Head Start Places for Children for One Year OR
323,811 Elementary School Teachers for One Year OR
247,166 Port Container Inspectors for One year
Could any of these trade offs helped you or a family member(s)? I'm guessin, yes.

Go to the first box on the left titled, "Find out cost and trade-offs in your community", then select "Location Type" and "State". Have Fun!