Thursday, November 08, 2012

PAC Money for Negative Advertising Could Have Helped Haiti

Photo by John Carroll

From the New York Times today--November 8, 2012:

"Mr. Obama faced at least $386 million in negative advertising from super PACs and other outside spenders, more than double what the groups supporting him spent on the airwaves." 

If one divides $386 million by 10 million (Haiti population), the answer is $38.60 for each Haitian. 

If one Haitian family has a mother, father, and five kids,  one then take $38.60 times 7 which equals $270.20 per family.

Then take $270.20 times 8.4 (Haitian dollars per US dollar) and the answer is $2,270 Haitian dollars per family.

This would buy a lot of rice and brown beans and some vegetables and chicken for many families who are literally starving to death as I type this post.

John A. Carroll, MD

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