Brar: Five ways to spend $5 billion

“Last week, the Center for Responsive Politics released a report estimating the total cost of presidential and congressional elections will cost $5.3 billion in total. That’s right. Billion. With a big ol’ capital B.”

In her op-ed column today, Niketa Brar suggest five alternatives for $5 billion:

“Now perhaps this is just the cost of doing business – after all, election turnouts are projected to be the highest ever this year. But do we really need to spend the equivalent of the Bahamas’ GDP on an election season? Isn’t there something better we can do with five billion bucks?”

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