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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: Where's wall dough?

 

January 18, 2019



The other day I was presented this mind-bending analogy by someone attempting to put the government shutdown and border wall into perspective:

“Trump is asking for $5.7 billion out of an annual budget of $4.407 trillion … In other words, Trump is asking for $57 out of an annual budget of $44,070.”

You see what the author of this tidbit did there? Yeah, removed all those pesky “illion” endings and zeros they represent to put the numbers in amounts the average intellect can understand.

Since I am nothing short of an average intellect, I did the math — the kind of math that uses...



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