In this years Presidential Race, the two major parties together raised almost 2 Billion Dollars.
That number does not reflect individual Senate or House races.
Would you like to know what you can buy for $2,000,000,000?
Here are a few things:
62,6959,247 - gallons of milk
8,000,000,000 - Packs of Juicy Fruit Gum
163,331 - Chevrolet Volt's (Electric cars)
You could give EVER SINGLE PERSON IN THE USA $6.36
5,012,531 - ipad2's
285,714,285 - 6-packs of Yuengling (delicious beer)
71,428,571 - Weeks worth of baby formula
10,050,251 - 2,000 Watt gas powered Generators (8.5 million homes lost power in Hurricane Sandy - 1.4 million are still without power with a Nor'easter on its way)
22,471,910 - Nights in a moderately priced hotel for a displaced family.
51,282,051 - Nights in a cheap hotel for a displaced family.
Now.... what if we add all campaigns?
$6 Billion on this year's election campaigns
nationwide, but Americans spend $6 billion a year on movie rentals and
$8 billion a year on Halloween costumes and candy...
Could that money have been better spent curing a disease, like Brian Williams suggested? OR maybe something a little more helpful...
I'm a believe in true campaign reform:
Each candidate gets X number of National TV ads
X number of radio spots
X number of Print Ads
X dollars on misc. campaigning.
Some say it is an infringement of freedom of speech - I disagree.
What do you think?