Statistics show cost of war for NYC

May 24, 2009 1:35:29 PM PDT
There are some new and sobering statistics about the cost of war, that is the monetary cost for New York City.According to a new study released by Congressman Anthony Weiner, New York City police officers, firefighters and municipal workers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have missed 800,000 days of work since 2001.

The study also found city taxpayers have paid more than $148 million to cover the workers' military leave. Weiner believes the federal government should foot that bill.

He says besides the monetary cost to taxpayers, the loss of first responders poses risks for the city in its effort to protect 8 million residents.


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