jueves, 25 de octubre de 2012

26.86 dólares por segundo


(Foto: Michael Reynolds/AP)

Es el ritmo al que se está gastando el dinero en estas elecciones, según CNBC:
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are spending a combined $26.86 every second this election cycle, as a binge of campaign spending deluges voters with rallies, banners, and of course, TV ads.

The figure comes from a grand total of nearly $1.5 billion spent by both sides just through September. And that works out to about $70 million per month, and more than $2.3 million every day, according to data provided by the Federal Election Commission.

No wonder both candidates spend so much time in fundraisers.

From January 2011 through September, the Obama campaign burned through over $470 million, with the Democratic National Committee spending another $255 million.
And the top three Obama Super PACs dumped in another $53.7 million. All that totals more than $775 million dollars spent — before the crucial election month of October.

On the Romney side, the campaign had spent $298 million in that same time frame, which was joined by $249 million by the Republican National Committee and $156.5 million from the top three Romney Super Pacs. All told, that’s more than $700 million.