9/11 and the Economy: Counting the $5 Trillion in Costs to America

September 2, 2011

Nor Cal Truth   Sep 2, 2011

Al Jazeera provided an interactive breakdown on how much 9/11 has cost  to the American economy in 10 years.

I have outlined it below in short; further down is the longer version with explanation details for each main and sub-category. It is stated that many of these categories are conservative calculations and that many categories are certain to rise in cost.

Note: $5 trillion dollars is equal to 5 million millions.

Counting the Cost:   $5,000,000,000,000   ($5 Trillion)

DEBT – $983 billion:

  • Interest to Date……………..$183 Billion
  • Future Interest………………$800 Billion

MILITARY – $1.73 trillion:

  • War in Iraq…………………….$758 billion
  • War in Afghanistan…………$416 billion
  • Pentagon Base Budget…..$425 billion
  • State/USAID: ………………..$67 billion
  • Health Care……………………$31 billion
  • Operation Noble Eagle…..$29 billion
ECONOMY – $278 billion:
  • Tourism ………………………..$163 billion
  • NYC Economy……………….$52 billion
  • Insurance……………………..$39 billion
  • Property Damage………….$18 billion
  • First Responders…………..$5 billion
  • Aviation………………………..$1 billion

FUTURE MILITARY – $1.38 trillion:

  • Disability……………………….$586 billion
  • Future War Spending……$441 billion
  • Future Health Care ………$348 billion

DOMESTIC – $540 billion:

  • DHS Base Budget……….$311 billion
  • Intelligence…………………$168 billion
  • TSA…………………………….$57 billion
  • State/Local…………………$3 billion

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The Economic Crisis Ends; the Political Crisis Begins

December 25, 2009

 

by Shamus Cooke ,  source: Global Research

First Iceland, then Ireland, now Greece.  Much of Europe is mired in inescapable debt and bankrupt nations, the result of crashing banks, bank bailouts, and soaring unemployment.  The U.S. and U.K. watch from a distance, knowing their turn is next.

 The European corporate-elite — like their American counterparts — lavished non-stop praise on the “bold yet necessary” decision to bail out the banks; the economy was supposedly saved from “impending collapse.”  But every action has an equal but opposite reaction.  Bailing out the banks saved the butts of dozens of European bankers, but now millions of workers are about to experience a thundering kick in the ass. 

 Unbeknownst to most Europeans, the public money that financed the bank bailouts created a massive public debt problem, to be solved by massively slashing public programs that benefit workers and the poor.  This amounts to a blatant transfer of billions — maybe trillions of dollars — in public wealth, away from the majority of citizens toward a parasitic crust of bankers.

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What Happens to Citibank’s $8 Billion Loan to Dubai? (via American Taxpayers)

November 29, 2009

sourec: Washingtons Blog

On Friday, I provided some specifics about who had loaned Dubai money, and the potential fallout from Dubai’s debt crisis.

 But I just found another interesting tidbit.

Specifically, 7 Days – one of the largest papers in Dubai – wrote in March:

 The US public will be “outraged” by Citibank’s $8 billion loan to Dubai just six weeks after the bank was bailed out, US House of Representatives domestic policy subcommittee chair-man has said. Read the rest of this entry »


Congressman Watt Guts Bill to Audit the Fed

November 1, 2009

source: Washingtons Blog

Ron Paul tells Bloomberg that Congressman Watt has just more or less killed the bill to audit the fed:

   Representative Ron Paul, the Texas Republican who has called for an end to the Federal Reserve, said legislation he introduced to audit monetary policy has been “gutted”while   moving toward a possible vote in the Democratic-controlled House.

The bill, with 308 co-sponsors, has been stripped of provisions that would remove Fed exemptions from audits of transactions with foreign central banks, monetary policy deliberations, transactions made under the direction of the Federal Open Market Committee and communications between the Board, the reserve banks and staff, Paul said today. Read the rest of this entry »


The Economic Recovery is an Illusion

October 4, 2009

War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength, and Debt is Recovery

 In light of the ever-present and unyieldingly persistent exclamations of ‘an end’ to the recession, a ‘solution’ to the crisis, and a ‘recovery’ of the economy; we must remember that we are being told this by the very same people and institutions which told us, in years past, that there was ‘nothing to worry about,’ that ‘the fundamentals are fine,’ and that there was ‘no danger’ of an economic crisis.

Why do we continue to believe the same people that have, in both statements and choices, been nothing but wrong? Who should we believe and turn to for more accurate information and analysis? Perhaps a useful source would be those at the epicenter of the crisis, in the heart of the shadowy world of central banking, at the global banking regulator, and the “most prestigious financial institution in the world,” which accurately predicted the crisis thus far: The Bank for International Settlements (BIS). This would be a good place to start.

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VIDEO: Money Creation. The Role of the Rothchilds

July 8, 2009

thanks: global research