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What Can A $3.8 Trillion Budget Buy? -- PICTURES

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February 13, 2012

After President Obama released the budget for fiscal year 2013 on Feb. 13, 2012, National Journal takes a look at what exactly $3.8 trillion can purchase.

The average ticket to Super Bowl XLVI cost $3,127. The budget for fiscal year 2013 could buy 1,215,222,258 tickets, or send the entire population of India, 1,189,172,906, to the Super Bowl.(DAVID J. PHILLIP/AP)

President Obama's budget for fiscal year 2013 of $3.8 trillion could wrap $100 bills end to end around the earth 147 times.(FRANKA BRUNS)

The United State's budget for fiscal year 2013 could pay America's 12.8 million unemployed persons $296,875 or pay 139,020,999 citizens -- 44 percent of the population -- the nation's per capita income of $27,334.(JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AP)

 

The average student loan debt for American college graduates is $25,250. America's fiscal budget for 2013 could pay loans for 150,490,050 people, which is nearly half of the United States population.(JACQUELYN MARTIN/AP)

Mitt Romney's total net worth is estimated to be around $264 million. President Obama's budget for fiscal year 2013 could buy Romney's net worth 14,394 times.(GERALD HERBERT/AP)

As rioters clash with police in Greece to protest the austerity package to payoff Greece's $461.6 billion debt, the United State's budget for fiscal year 2013 could pay that debt 8 times over.(LEFTERIS PITARKIS/AP)

 

The United States spends an average of $720 million a day on the War in Iraq. President Obama's budget for fiscal year 2013 could fund the War for over 14 years.(MAYA ALLERUZZO/AP)

The average American home costs $205,204 and the budget for fiscal year 2013 could purchase 18,518,158 homes. Over 2.3 million homes have been foreclosed since December 2007.(DAMIAN DOVARGANES/AP)

 
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