U.S. Security Spending Since 9/11

bombSquadTruckThe National Priorities Project has calculated the total expenditures made on national security since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Since then, the U.S. has spent an astounding $8 trillion or nearly $70,000 per American household.  While increased security spending is a natural reaction to new threats, the immensity of this investment necessitates a critical look at the security value we are getting per dollar, particularly in light of cuts to food stamps and Head Start positions.

For a closer look at the numbers, click here.