The $5.8 billion could have been spent on:
946,320
Households buying food for a year.
1,137,924
Families paying for full-time childcare
at a childcare center.
1,079,471
Households paying for personal insurance and pensions.
4,087,385
Households paying their
electric bill for a year.
That's more than
1,000
times the number of
walmarts in the
United States.
The money could've
been spent on:
8,285,714
American families buying christmas presents.
How high of a number is that?
It's more than the population
of New York City.
With all of that money,
25,559
Children could have been raised from birth to age 18
in a two-parent middle-class household.
Sources: bls.gov - census.gov - money.cnn.com - time.com - accrra.org - walmart.com
The Dollars and Senselessness of Political Campaigning – How would you spend 5.8 billion dollars? Americans often discuss the high cost of campaigns. Learn how this money could have been spent, and then create and share your own way of spending it. #Election2012
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