For Tax Day: An Afghan War Cost Calculator

Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films has been one of the earliest and most consistent industry critics of President Obama’s continuation of the war in Afghanistan, and his org now is tying the cost of the conflict with theo ongoing budget debate.

They’ve set up a Tax Day calculator where taxpayers can determine how much they are each paying for the cost of the war. Obviously, the intent is to startle people when the see the amount, especially when it gets into the four figures.

On Thursday, Greenwald’s org was on Capitol Hill for a press conference featuring Rep. Raul Grijalva (R-Arizona), Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.). “Don’t you think we could bribe the officials … for one-tenth of the price?” Rohrabacher quipped. BraveNewFilms is an unabashedly progressive org, with an ongoing campaign on the Koch Brothers, but it has tapped into bipartisan opposition to the war.

Video from the press conference below.

 

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