Teleri (telerib) wrote,
Teleri
telerib

Get over the AIG bonuses already

Cost to operate the Senate and House in 2008: $2.85 billion1
Days the Congress is in session: Roughly 1402
Cost per day to operate the Congress: $20.4 million
Number of days we have been moaning about AIG: 4

If we get to eight days of Congressional outrage, we'll have spent the same amount as the money we're allegedly trying to get back. Then add how much the Executive Branch has spent on staffers trying to deal with this.

It was less than one percent of the bailout. There are fights not worth having. Learn the lessons about managing the money and move on.


1 - From here, using only the first four expenses (Senate, House, facilities, security)

2 - From here.
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