Katie Pavlich

First, the numbers. The amount up for grabs in the Mega Millions? $540 million.

What you can do:

-Pay off .00003375 percent of the $16,000,000,000,000,000 national debt

-Pay for one hour of government spending, cost: $435,841,200

-Fuel Air Force one for 2867 hours or 123 days at $182,000 per hour

-Buy 366 Obama Hawaii vacations at $1,474,200 per trip 

-Issue a Solyndra loan, cost: $500 million, sorry, bankruptcy not included

-Pay .03% of a $17 billion an auto bailout

-Pay the salary of 2700 Warren Buffet Secretaries making at least $200,000 a year

-Purchase 38,434,163 Katie Decker diamond bracelets worn by Michelle Obama at a New York Democratic Party Dinner for at $14,050 a piece

-Match $400 million in pledged union money for Obama’s re-election campaign

-Purchase $16,875 Chevy Volts at $32,000 a piece

Chances of winning the Mega Millions? 176 million to 1. Sadly, the chances of President Obama ever taking spending seriously are about the same. Until then, keep working America.

Katie Pavlich

Katie Pavlich is the Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her latest book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, was published on July 8, 2014.