Adopt A State! (Or more Math Fun)

3 Jul

gpicone:

It’s been almost 2 years and things aren’t getting any better…or fairer…

Originally posted on ipledgeafallegiance:

So…The wealthiest 400 Americans have 1.37 trillion dollars between them. And according to the most recent survey by the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), the 50 United States and the District of Columbia spent a little more than $1 trillion in state revenues in fiscal year 2010.

That means that the 400 wealthiest Americans have more money between them than the 50 United States (plus the District of Columbia) do! They have 370 billion dollars more! And when you consider that the 50 United States (plus the District of Columbia) are facing a 350 billion dollar shortfall this year…well then the 400 wealthiest Americans really have 720 billion dollars more than the rest of us poor folks have to spend on the things that we need (and maybe some things that we don’t need…just sayin’)

But don’t despair because here’s some advice from the wealthiest woman in the…

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One Response to “Adopt A State! (Or more Math Fun)”

  1. The Crazy Crone July 3, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    I put this comment on the original post: I was going to mention Gina Rinehart, being Australian. She is a super-greedy woman, a bully who tries to manipulate and control people with her wealth, aiming to cut wages and working conditions for workers, but money hasn’t brought her happiness – her family is falling apart and she is so paranoid about people liking her for her money, that she wants to control everyone. I’d rather be much poorer, happily married and content with life than the miserable circumstances in which Rinehart lives, however wealthy she is.

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