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Is $10,000,000 A Lot Of Taxpayer Money?

Fef 2010/02/01 20:42:50
$0.01 billion is Pocket Change for the Feds to Spend
$10 million is a Medium Amount for the Feds to Spend
$10,000,000 is a Lot of Taxpayer Money
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The federal government has a budget of nearly $3 trillion dollars. Democrats and Republicans often debate over trillions of dollars of government spending. Sometimes they argue over billions of dollars. Occasionally we hear discussions of hundreds of millions of dollars. But you rarely hear them debate over $10 million. Yet, that seems like an extraordinary lot of taxpayer money to me.

In 2008, the average American earned $39,527 and paid $10,406 in federal income taxes (Effective Tax Rate 13.4%). Spending $10,000,000 requires the output of 961 Americans.

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  • Fef 2010/02/01 20:46:05
    $10,000,000 is a Lot of Taxpayer Money
    Fef
    +9
    I don't mind giving some of my money to the government to help people, defend the nation, and keep our government stable, but I consider every dollar spent a lot of taxpayer money.

    Americans work hard to earn their money, so the government should treat it with respect -- like something very special and expensive to take from us.
    taxpayer money americans work earn money government treat respect expensive

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  • joe59 2010/05/12 03:06:02
    $0.01 billion is Pocket Change for the Feds to Spend
    joe59
    It's a spit in the bucket, especially if it's in the Pentagon budget.
  • Promete... joe59 2010/07/29 22:11:41
    PrometeusOlimpicus
    +1
    it's the same situation all over the world ! Seriously, not even in Ivory Coast they don't argue upon such amounts ! It's all about the big pile. As a web marketing employee i will pass this idea to all my colleagues.
  • martiebaby 2010/03/25 04:49:30 (edited)
    $10,000,000 is a Lot of Taxpayer Money
    martiebaby
    Hell, no, we've got it. ????

    They've got empty heads so we've got empty pockets.

    10000000 taxpayer money heads pockets 10000000 taxpayer money heads pockets


    How did we let it get to this? We should have put our foot down ages ago. We need to do so now, and dig ourselves out of this mess.
  • Promete... martiebaby 2010/07/29 22:15:57 (edited)
    PrometeusOlimpicus
    +1
    that's a really good question... i am looking forward to raise awareness of this post as a web marketing emplyee.
  • Thomas 2010/03/15 17:41:45
    $0.01 billion is Pocket Change for the Feds to Spend
    Thomas
    +1
    Having watched the government for many years, I think I have a clear picture as to what money is worth today.

    $10 Million will pay for one of the following:
    - An Elementary School
    - A small Hospital
    - A Post Office picture money worth 10 pay elementary school hospital post office
    - 30 miles of resin resurfacing on a two-lane federal highway. school hospital post office 30 resin resurfacing two-lane federal highway
    - An F-22 Raptor post office 30 resin resurfacing two-lane federal highway f-22 raptor
    - 6 miles of freeway
    - A New York subway station
    - The average Senator's home and estate. raptor 6 freeway york subway station average senators home estate
    - 5 million meals for the homeless ( Around $2.00 a plate)http://www.stevequayle....
  • ShortBus 2010/02/26 06:03:18
    $10,000,000 is a Lot of Taxpayer Money
    ShortBus
    +2
    They ought to be concerned and accountable for ever penny of taxpayer money.
  • SantaClaws ShortBus 2010/09/21 17:26:02
    SantaClaws
    In a nation of 250 million people, that's a small percentage per person. I say 250 because the illegals go home as well who got here and dropped an American citizen at our expense.
    Cpa Gainesville
  • Lynn 2010/02/05 03:34:19
    $10,000,000 is a Lot of Taxpayer Money
    Lynn
    +2
    It is $10,000,000 dollars. Thats a lot of money.
  • BRUCE aka WAR GOAT 2010/02/03 22:30:22
    Undecided
    BRUCE aka WAR GOAT
    +1
    stop obama's plan to create close to 200,000 government jobs to no where!
  • Captain Kirk~POTL 2010/02/02 20:58:44
    $10,000,000 is a Lot of Taxpayer Money
    Captain Kirk~POTL
    +2
    Although the politicians think it is chump change,it`s a lot of money! That`s part of the problem in DC!
  • a 2010/02/02 16:32:26
    $10,000,000 is a Lot of Taxpayer Money
    a
    +2
    Yes it is a lot of money and it can add up quickly.
  • MAMMY51♥POTL~PWCM~JLA♥ 2010/02/02 11:49:09
    $10,000,000 is a Lot of Taxpayer Money
    MAMMY51♥POTL~PWCM~JLA♥
    +3
    I was taught, "take care of the pennies, and the dollars will take care of themselves".
  • Red Branch 2010/02/02 02:25:20 (edited)
    $0.01 billion is Pocket Change for the Feds to Spend
    Red Branch
    In a nation of 250 million people, that's a small percentage per person. I say 250 because the illegals go home as well who got here and dropped an American citizen at our expense.

    It is bunch of money. Just give me the interest for one day.
  • madjack 2010/02/02 02:20:25
    $10,000,000 is a Lot of Taxpayer Money
    madjack
    +4
    $10M is a huge amount of money,although it looks small compared to the egos of Congress.
  • keeper 2010/02/02 01:24:26
    $10,000,000 is a Lot of Taxpayer Money
    keeper
    +5
    That is a big number to me....looks like the PCH prize!!!
  • martiebaby keeper 2010/03/25 04:55:10
    martiebaby
    +1
    I'm pretty sure they told me I won that, I must have spent it all already, damn!
  • Ken 2010/02/02 00:51:48
    $10,000,000 is a Lot of Taxpayer Money
    Ken
    +4
    That's the problem, the Government thinks of millions of dollars as we do pennies.
  • Fef Ken 2010/02/02 03:07:33
    Fef
    +3
    Exactly
  • krayzrick 2010/02/02 00:14:51
    $0.01 billion is Pocket Change for the Feds to Spend
    krayzrick
    +3
    I could buy a 50 ft. yacht, two Cobra Mustangs, with matching paint jobs, one Harley, of each model made, a house in the mountains, and one on the beach, a hootch on Bora Bora, and build an awesome tree house in Equador. I could have 5 girlfriends, two German Shepards, a couple of pet Cougars, and a 5,000 sq. ft. salt water tank filled with the most expensive collection of fish ever. I could vacation 365 times a year, eat nothing but lobster and drink nothing but champagne, till the day I die. Then I would have to figure out how to spend the other 9 million....
  • Fef krayzrick 2010/02/02 00:45:09
    Fef
    +1
    Wrong... you wrote:
    I could have 5 girlfriends...
    You can never have more than 2 gfs ;)
    wrong wrote 5 girlfriends 2 gfs
  • krayzrick Fef 2010/02/02 04:02:14
    krayzrick
    +2
    Party pooper.....
  • Fef krayzrick 2010/02/02 23:19:56
    Fef
    +1
    OK, fine... 3 girlfriends?
    fine 3 girlfriends
  • krayzrick Fef 2010/02/03 15:46:00
    krayzrick
    +1
    OK...OK...I could deal with that!
  • Headhunter 13 2010/02/02 00:10:41
    $10,000,000 is a Lot of Taxpayer Money
    Headhunter 13
    +2
    spent and unquestioned. With 300 million Americans how much could they have given each of us with the 10's of Billions given to the Auto Industry? 3 million each? 5? More? How much to each of us to stimulate the economy from the 800 billion passed to Wall Street if it was pased directly out to the citizens. That would sure as hell make the credit crunch look silly
  • very Conservative "me" 2010/02/02 00:01:33
    $10,000,000 is a Lot of Taxpayer Money
    very Conservative "me"
    +3
    They are spending our money. I have to count pennies because of these bastards and I want to see them do likewise.
  • IndyLinda 2010/02/01 23:53:19
    $10,000,000 is a Lot of Taxpayer Money
    IndyLinda
    +6
    Every dollar counts. Most fiscal tragedies arise from "dying the death of a thousand cuts."
  • Zuggi 2010/02/01 21:46:00
    $0.01 billion is Pocket Change for the Feds to Spend
    Zuggi
    +2
    Sadly no.
  • BONNIE 2010/02/01 21:00:19
    $10,000,000 is a Lot of Taxpayer Money
    BONNIE
    +8
    Any money they spend is ours, unfortunately, they don't care. It is not coming out of their pockets, only ours! If only we had no IRS, then what???
    10000000 taxpayer money money spend care pockets irs
  • hook 2010/02/01 20:51:21
    $10,000,000 is a Lot of Taxpayer Money
    hook
    +6
    arrrgh!! 10000000 taxpayer money arrrgh
  • Fef 2010/02/01 20:46:05
    $10,000,000 is a Lot of Taxpayer Money
    Fef
    +9
    I don't mind giving some of my money to the government to help people, defend the nation, and keep our government stable, but I consider every dollar spent a lot of taxpayer money.

    Americans work hard to earn their money, so the government should treat it with respect -- like something very special and expensive to take from us.
    taxpayer money americans work earn money government treat respect expensive
  • martiebaby Fef 2010/03/25 05:04:34
    martiebaby
    Well put!

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