DOING THE NUMBERS: Trump’s Wall Costs A Shockingly Low Amount Per Person
When someone sees a large amount of money as far as it comes to pretty much anything, they will tend to jump back a little bit mentally.
Five billion dollars seems like a hell of a lot of money when you think bout it, but let’s break this down to a level that we would all understand.
When I was younger, the average price of a boxing pay per view was around fifty dollars. This seemed like it might as well be a million dollars to one person for one evening’s entertainment.
However, what we almost always did is that a couple of weeks before the fight we would ask anyone that we knew if they wanted to come over and to kick in five dollars to help offset the cost of the pay per view.
So instead of costing one person fifty dollars, it cost ten people five dollars each plus whatever you brought for food. That being said, when you look at how much the cost of the proposed border wall is, it might seem like much but when you divide it down to the person it’s really not much more than a per person trip to an Outback Steakhouse.