Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Money Well Spent

Americans spent about $7.4 billion for Halloween.

Americans spend about $7 billion dollars on potato chips annually.

Americans spent about $3.7 billion on the 2014 midterm elections.

There is a lot of money that gets "thrown away" on elections. But for less than the cost of Halloween, or less than the cost of our consumption of potato chips, Americans perpetuate elections that are free and fair enough that leaders and ruling parties from DC all the way down to your local ward voluntarily give up power when they are simply out-voted. That's money well spent.


Sources: CNN, WiseGeek/USDAOpenSecrets.

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