The $5.8 billion could have been spent on:
30,785
Families buying homes.
1,730,826
paying their annual mortgage interest
and charges.
96,666
Homeowners having their mortgage debt forgiven through
the home affordable modification program.
6,791,569
paying their annual insurance premium.
All the campaign
money could cover:
350,305
Families paying their annual housing costs.
This could cover
every household in
Washington, D.C.,
for a year.
The election's campaign
costs could cover:
The monthly rent of
6,705,202
Americans.
OR NEARLY THREE MONTHS' rent for every
American who slipped below
the poverty line last year.
Sources: homeinsurance.com - usnews.com - money.cnn.com - census.gov - bls.gov - nytimes.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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