Friday, August 31, 2007

$23.5 Billion

It’s hard for the average working stiff to contemplate a number as vast as the $23.5 billion the federal government has allocated to Mississippi for Katrina recovery.

Think of it this way:

It’s enough money to buy two average-sized houses for each of the 65,000 families in Mississippi who lost their homes.

And, there would be enough left over to buy each family a brand-new Honda Accord to drive between their two $166,000 houses. That’s the EX-L, V-6 four-door sedan Accord, with all the extras and navigation, not a base model.

It’s enough to give each man, woman and child in the three southernmost counties $68,500 apiece. Or, to look at it another way, federal Katrina spending in Mississippi will cost each person in the United States about $94.


- and imagine the amount that will be spent in New Orleans! -

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