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What Else Could $6 Billion Buy?

Filed by KOSU News in US News.
November 5, 2012

The cost of the 2012 election will top a record $6 billion, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. If you find it difficult to visualize that figure, here are a few other ways to think about what $6 billion could buy:

– 30 million iPhone 5s;– 3,000 New York City subway cars;– 200 F-15 fighter jets;– 981 public elementary schools;– 15,503 Lamborghini Aventadors;– 451 small hospitals;– 545,454 1-carat Tiffany diamond engagement rings;– 18 million iPad minis;– 1 year of lunches for 11 million public school students;– 4 Burj Khalifa skyscrapers (the world’s tallest building).

And one more way to look at it: $6 billion could pay off less than 1 percent (0.67 percent, actually) of the projected 2013 federal deficit. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

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