Priorities?

We are now spending $9 billion per month in Iraq.

Not having much experience with billions, I wondered: How does that compare to something like what the City of Chicago spends to run all city services and functions for a year?

The City of Chicago spent $5.7 to run itself for the twelve months of 2007.

Other ways to understand how much $9 billion is?

2 Replies to “Priorities?”

  1. i don’t have that detail, jeff, but i suppose it’s in the appropriations legislation. the $9B was a rough, round number included in a recent campaign speech.

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