Seriously though, that is an extraordinary amount of coin, much of it wasted on the airways, where we the people either hit the mute button on the remote, or figured out a way to tune out, turn off, run away from it. The word "saturated" came up, when discussing this topic.
What with Citizens United, and anonymous funding, including foreign interests-- things have clearly become out of hand. "Just about anything else" would be a good answer, because it is shameful that this amount of cash was blown on political campaigning for just the presidential position.
The first thing that came to mind when I saw this thought provoking graphic, was *education*. In our area, teachers have been laid off, some schools consolidated & closed.
A local school asked for a bond measure-- sighting the issue that the text book they are using now, states that Bill Clinton is currently the president!
• Help for the Homeless
• Medical funding for those in need
• Disaster relief for the East Coast
What is your response to "I'd rather have spent it on....."