Politics

What Can You Buy With $3.6 Billion — Unemployment

Lindsey Boerma
Oct. 26, 2010, 4:35 p.m.

What’s this cam­paign worth to you? Na­tion­al Journ­al looks at the 12 oth­er ways you could have spent the $3.6 bil­lion that’s been spent on Sen­ate and House races so far. Be­low: #7.

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7. 12,286,689 Un­em­ploy­ment Checks:

Un­em­ploy­ment be­ne­fits vary widely by state but the na­tion­al av­er­age is about $293 a week. Aren’t all those politi­cians say­ing they want to help the job­less?

See what else you could buy for $3.6 bil­lion: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

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