^ The increasing cost of warfare. Includes a 'trade-off' application in which you can calculate how much money the taxpayers have contributed to the fights which could have provided for an alternative cause. For example:
Also look at:Taxpayers in The United States have paid $570.9 billion for Total Afghanistan War Spending Since FY2001. For the same amount of money, the following could be provided:
272.8 million One Year Worth of Groceries for an Individual
"In 2007, NASA deferred both TPF (Terrestrial Planet Finder) missions "indefinitely" due to budget constraints."