Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Make enough $30 DNC donations to give everyone two weeks of Obama-Biden victory shirts

For the price of the Iraq War, we could've made enough $30 donations to the DNC for everyone on earth to get 14 Obama-Biden victory shirts -- enough to wear a new one every day for two weeks.  

After taking on debt to implement Howard Dean's 50-state strategy and assist Democratic candidates in the 2008 elections, the DNC is raising funds by giving out Obama-Biden T-shirts to anyone who donates $30 or more.  Giving 14 of these shirts to each of the 6.7 billion humans would cost $2.81 trillion, which is $190 billion less than  Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes' estimate of $3 trillion for the total cost of the Iraq War.

3 comments:

Jonathan Ichikawa said...

That won't cover the big donors, at least at that rate:

http://2ohreally.com/2008/11/from-each-according-to-his-ability-to-buy-an-obama-t-shirt/

Neil Sinhababu said...

Wow, I didn't know that!

If I read the post right, though, the shirt threshold was at $30 for everyone, even if the email asked for more.

Neil Sinhababu said...

Or at least, that was suggested in one of the comments.