View Full Version : From Harper's Index

12-10-2010, 01:33 PM
Percentage change in spending by independent political groups between the 2006 and 2010 midterm elections: +310
Portion of these funds in 2010 that came from organizations not legally required to disclose their donors: 1/2
Percentage of such groups that supported conservative candidates: 80
Number of offshore oil and gas leases approved by the federal government since 2005: 4,603
Number of offshore wind projects approved since then: 1
Number of countries with which the United States has a trade deficit: 77
Amount the state of California spent last year on each minor in its juvenile-detention system: $224,712
Amount spent on each student in the Oakland public school system: $4,945

S.V. Airlie
12-10-2010, 01:48 PM
Umm I would a breakdown of some of those expenses..seems high but...I mean if stats say that roughly $285,000 [Income of roughly 70 grand } is spent on a child from 0-17 yrs. this is a high number
I would also like to see the stats and percentage increases on campaign funding over the from 2005 and 2010. I do see some people spend a wad $50 million to run a campaign pn the campaign trail. That is a lot of money and althoghI can figure how that money is raised it seems to be unattainable to the average John, dick and Harry.

12-10-2010, 05:50 PM
Nearly $5000 per student per year in Oakland! Here is Glynn County, Georgia, a few years ago the cost was $12,500. We are not the most affluent place in the world.