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 is the News Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is also the author of Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up.
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