Skip to comments.Fed budget bill to cost taxpayers $3M per word ( and Boehner approves every dollar)
Posted on 01/18/2014 11:59:01 AM PST by bestintxas
Talk about words more costly than gold.
The giant federal budget bill that Congress passed late Thursday will cost taxpayers nearly $3 million per word, or if you want to really think big, almost $700 million per page.
The bill authorizes $1.1 trillion in spending. It is 1,582 pages long. An Internet word counting program said it has 370,445 words, numbers and symbols. So simple math comes up with $2.9 million per word average and $695 million per page average, though different parts of the budget package spend more than others sections.
By comparison, there are only 4,543 words in the U.S. Constitution, before amendments, and 1,458 words in the Declaration of Independence.
Taxpayers for Common Sense, a Washington spending watchdog, figured that senators spent slightly more than 69 hours before passing the bill, giving them just under two minutes per page to read it.
And this story is only 162 words. At $2.9 million per word that comes to $470 million. A bargain.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Here are some images from Eames' powers of 10 film.
People should try to put a $17,000,000,000,000.00 debt or a $1,100,000,000,000 budget in perspective.
|One||100||1.||"ten to the zero"|
|ten||101||10.||"ten to the one"|
|hundred||102||100.||"ten to the two"|
|thousand||103||1,000.||"ten to the three"|
|ten thousand||104||10,000.||"ten to the four"|
|hundred thousand||105||100,000.||"ten to the five"|
|million||106||1,000,000.||"ten to the six"|
|ten million||107||10,000,000.||"ten to the seven"|
|hundred million||108||100,000,000.||"ten to the eight"|
|billion||109||1,000,000,000.||"ten to the nine"|
|ten billion||1010||10,000,000,000.||"ten to the ten"|
|hundred billion||1011||100,000,000,000.||"ten to the eleven"|
|trillion||1012||1,000,000,000,000.||"ten to the twelve"|
|ten trillion||1013||10,000,000,000,000.||"ten to the thirteen"|
Any law which is 1000 pages long is just social engineering by bureaucrats who want to do what they want to do and are depending on some badly written document to provide cover for their expensive schemes.
Been trying to find the final vote for the House by name on the internet and can’t locate it. Really need to know which of the Texas delegation voted for it and which voted against. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Well at least they saved $8 billion by screwing the Veterans pensions. Lets give them some credit. :-)
I just signed the TEA Party petition to fire Boehner, firethespeaker.com. We need to get someone like Cruz to be speaker as soon as possible.
I nominate Louie Ghomert.