Updated: September 2011
In light of continued uninhibited and reckless federal spending by the Obama administration, this page continues to be updated.
The actual “budget” for this year is $3,800,000,000,000, but for the sake of this discussion we will round up to an even $4 trillion. We feel confident that those in the White House and Congress will find a way to spend another $200 billion even if it is not officially designated yet.
In fact, Obama refuses to submit budgets to Congress and figures they will just write him another blank check like they did when raising the debt ceiling earlier this year. The graphic at the top of this page sums it up.
First, here’s what the government spends per average working days and hours of government employees, assuming they actually work their full hours, which they don’t. Here are the statistics:
Total this year $4,000,000,000,000 4 TRILLION!! Per month $333,333,333,333 $300 Billion! Per work day $20,000,000,000 20 Billion! Per work hour $2,500,000,000 2.5 Billion! Per work minute $41,666,667 41 Million Per work second $694,444 2/3 of a Million!
It has been proven, by the way, that light can not travel faster than $100,000 per second… Einstein’s equation.
Just to be fair, let’s see what it looks like for a 365/7/24 work scenario.
Per actual day $10,958,904,110 $11 billion! Per actual hour $456,621,005 450 million Per actual minute $7,610,350 7 million Per actual second $126,839 more than US avg salary
As an added bonus, what is the federal government spending per person?
Per person $13,072 Population 306 million Per taxpayer $74,074 Approx 54 million liable
Now, before you get on our case about these figures, there were about 90 million individual tax filers last year, and it is estimated that 40% of them have zero tax liability. So per actual taxpayer, they are spending $74,000 per year.
This raises another question entirely. You then realize that those actually paying taxes are averaging $74k in their donations to the US government, while the rest pay nothing.
Perhaps if everyone paid taxes, i.e. fair tax or flat sales tax, this scenario would be a little more justified for everyone.
Another question might be: WHAT THE HELL ARE WE GETTING FOR THE $13,000 THEY’RE SPENDING ON EACH PERSON? Personally I’m not getting anything back…
Previous versions of 2008 and prio:
Now someone sent me the following today, and I checked out the math, it works. However, given that the federal government does not work 365/7/24 (trust me I’ve worked in govt for a while), let’s calculate how much only during working days/hours. The spending rate is astronomical. This doesn’t even count state/local govt…
Per Year $3,100,000,000,000
Per Working Day $15,500,000,000
Per Work Hour $1,937,500,000
Per Work Minute $32,291,667
Per Work Second $538,194
Half a million per second? I’m not sure but I don’t think light can move that fast. Hillary, Obama, and Mccain think our taxes aren’t high enough. OK well. Agree to disagree.
Know what the federal Government spends:
per second? A: $ 98,300
per minute? A: $ 5,898,021
per hour? A: $ 353,881,279
per day? A: $ 8,493,150,685
per year . . . $ 3,100,000,000,000 (George Bush’s 3 Trillion!!)
(Anyone complete their Federal Form 1040 return yet?)
Now we’ve got Obama’s 4 trillion! So you thought democrats would spend less? LOL