Failed Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton pulled out all the stops for her presidential campaign. The New York Post reported that in the end, her campaign spent a total of $1.2 billion attempting to land her in the oval office.
Billions of dollars were completely wasted, and it’s no secret that there are an unimaginable amount of things that could’ve put that mass amount of money to better use.
Here are five things the money that was wasted funding Clinton’s campaign could’ve been used for instead.
- One year of health care for 115,998 Americans
Clinton bragged about her pal, President Barack Obama’s health care system, which has actually been costing the government astronomical prices for years.
According to PBS, health care in 2016 cost the government $10,345 per person insured. Clinton could’ve covered the cost of health care for 115,998 Americans throughout 2016 with the money she wasted on her failed campaign.
- Care for 1,135,288 Syrian refugees
Throughout her campaign, Clinton made it clear that she wanted to help Syrian refugees. It turns out, had she focused on their needs instead of her White House dreams, she could have helped over one million of them!
The Center for Immigration Studies reported that the UN High Commissioners requested $1,057 to care for a single Syrian refugee annually in most countries neighboring Syria. Dividing her $1.2 billion by the comparatively meager amount equals 1,135,288 Syrian refugees who could’ve put her funds to use.
- Fronted taxpayers’ bill for President Barack Obama’s family for a year.
According to Robert Keith Gray’s book, “Presidential Perks Gone Royal,” Obama and his family cost taxpayers approximately $1.4 Billion a year, putting Clinton just shy of paying for the entire first family, and saving taxpayer dollars!
- Fed about 6.5 billion hungry children for a year
The World Food Program reports that it costs just 50 cents to feed one child for a day, putting a child’s yearly food costs at $182.50. Had Hillary used her campaign money to feed the world’s starving children, she could’ve fed 6,575,342 children in a years’ time.
- Paid for all of Obama’s vacations 17 times
Judicial Watch reported in January that all of Obama’s vacations had at that time amounted to $70 million over his entire presidency. His vacations had become a focal point of his critics, claiming he spent more than most other presidents on leisurely trips.
Little did Clinton know, she could’ve relieved her buddy from critiques and just fronted his vacation bills for him, 17 times over! It would’ve been more effective than the failed campaign she allowed to drain her accounts.
–The Horn News Editorial Team