In case you’re still not convinced that politics is big business, check this out…
Hillary Clinton spent $212 million to secure her 18 million votes. That’s nearly $12 per vote. Alternatively, that’s nearly $109, 823 apiece for her 1, 926 delegates.
So… What else could this amount of money buy?
According to an article in the NY Daily News, here’s what Hillary could’ve done with that money in the context of her key issues…
Family values: She could’ve… Sent more than 76, 000 New York families to Disney Land.
Energy policy: She could’ve… Bought 9, 838 people a new hybrid Toyota Prius, or given out 70.7 million energy-efficient light bulbs.
Gas prices: She could’ve… Handed out nearly 53 million gallons of free gas.
Health care: She could’ve… Paid for 705 artificial heart surgeries, or (presuming an average price of $20) bought flu vaccines for 10.6 million people.
Women’s issues: She could’ve… Bought all 2, 300 students at Wellesley College (her alma mate) a Porsche 911 Carrera.
The economy: She could’ve… “Invested” the $11 million she gave to her campaign by buying everyone in NYC a Mega Millions ticket.
Or, if she wanted to thank her home state voters, she could’ve taken all NY state residents to a movie (though there wouldn’t be much left for refreshments).
I don’t intend to disparage Clinton in particular by publishing this list. Rather, I just wanted to point out the scale of political spending in our country.