Thursday, April 13, 2006

Mission Creep at the Taxpayers League 

Some quick calculating by Britt Robson at the City Pages puts the cost of the Iraq debacle at $2 billion/year plus interest for just Minnesota.

City Pages - The Blotter - Mission Creep at the Taxpayers League: "The next time you hear the Taxpayers League bitching about the $200 million per year being collected in cigarette taxes, remember that it represents just one-tenth of the revenue that will be required to pay the piper for our part in the war effort the league apparently endorses."

I'd rather see that $2 billion go to something less wasteful, like new stadiums for the Twins, Vikings, Gophers, and whoever else wants one. Still wasteful, but less death and destruction.

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