As we near the day when we must all file for our income taxes realize that your tax dollars are literally being dropped out of planes as you read this – and it is being dropped over 8,000 miles away
Yesterday story broke about the US Dropping 500 Bombs per day week on the city of Mosul, Iraq. At this rate – and we have kept this up for over 15 years now – that is around:
500 X 52 = 26,000 bombs per year
26,000 Bombs X 16 years = 390,000 Bombs.
So what exactly does it cost for one bomb???
Well – the Basic Costs include:
Bomb MK2 – $2,000 + delivery costs plus explosives = $20,000
Cost to operate a carrier group to launch the planes: $8 Billion a year – or $22 Million per day. That’s about right – not to mention the building costs of a fully stocked carrier group at around $35 Billion Dollars.
So given 9 working Carrier Groups we need a new one about every 3-5 years.
Cost to fly an F-15 carrying 4 bombs – $41,000 per hour – or around $29 Million Per Year to fly and maintain one F-15 fighter – not to mention the NEW cost of an F-15 fighter with all the upgrades at around $100 Million a piece.
Cost for an J-Dam conversion kit to put fins on the bomb – $20,000
New High Tech Bomb AGM-130 Optical Guided Bomb with special rack – about $1 Million Dollars a piece – including the BRU-55 Special Rack at $81,000 a pop plus $130 Million Dollar Development Cots – what you saw dropped in the video.
Overall YOU pay about $1 Million Dollars for each bomb dropped over seas.
Lets see – at 500 Bombs per day – $500 Million Dollars per week in bombs just being dropped in Mosul alone – not including Aleppo, Syria, Lebanon, etc.
About 26,171 bombs being dropped per year – that we know about – that’s around $26.171,000,000 of your tax dollars being dropped out of planes every year….