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The requested $5.7 billion for a border wall could be used to purchase other items

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On Jan. 8, 2019, millions of Americans tuned in to watch the Address to the Nation from the Oval Office from current president Donald Trump. In the address he stated “Finally, as part of an overall approach to border security, law enforcement professionals have requested $5.7 billion for a physical barrier. At the request of Democrats, it will be a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall.”

Any sort of price tag ranging into the billions becomes difficult to fathom, below listed are a few small comparisons to put that number into scale.

What could you do with 5.7 billion dollars?

The average in state tuition fee at a public college is $9,970, with 5.7 billion dollars 571,715 tutions could be paid.

You could pay rent in the average two bedroom Manhattan apartment for 1,556,525 months (129,710 years).

You could buy 1,428,571,429 Big Macs from McDonald’s at $3.99 a piece.

You could go to Disney World 52,293,577 times.

You could purchase 20,773 P 640-4 Performante Coupe AWD Lamborghinis.

You could buy about 28,614 houses at the average selling price for a new home.

You could buy 2,850,000 milk cows.

You could buy 11,400,000 golden retriever puppies.

You could buy 1,168,032,786 cases of Sprite cranberry.

You could purchase 7,125,000 of the newest iPhone.

You could buy 2,280,000 Super Bowl tickets.

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