$8 Billion Was Spent on Political Ads in 2020

Could That Money Have Been Put to Better Use

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  1. K-12 school donations: Based on 2017/18 data, there are approximately 130,930 K-12 schools in the United States. That means each school could have received over $61,000.
  2. Food Banks: According to Food Bank News, there are 200 Feeding America food banks. Those 200 food banks get food out to an estimated 60,000 food pantries around the country. So, using the 60,000 number for my purposes, this breaks down to $133,333 per food pantry. Think that could feed a few people in need?
  3. Small business support: Estimates start at 100,000 for the number of small businesses that have already closed permanently in 2020 due to the lockdowns. The truth is, that number is probably much higher, as high as 200,000 as small businesses just tend to close up shop without officially reporting it to anyone or any agency. That being said, $40,000 could have been given to 200,000 small businesses to keep them open. Sadly, as many as 1 in 5 small businesses may permanently close due to the pandemic.

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