It’s been a while since we checked in with the National Priorities Project on the cost we’ve paid for the Iraq war so far.
As of the morning of March 7, 2016, Americans have paid $819,267,857,905 for the war. (It is still tolling at a rate of $117,035 an hour.)
Renoites have paid $573,907,492 (and are still paying at a rate of $81 an hour).
Sparks taxpayers have paid $131,645,166 ($18 an hour).
Those who live in Washoe County are up to $131,645,166 ($184 an hour).
Among the residents of U.S. House district 2, which contains most of northern Nevada, the figure is $1,747,387,951 ($249 an hour).
This is for a war, remember, that supposedly ended on Dec. 21, 2011. And the meter is still running at the rates shown here.