New federal budget bill costs $3 million per word


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  • Tyler McArthur South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 22, 2014 5:36 p.m.

    @ Hutterite

    You took the time to read the article.

  • Hawkeye79 Iowa City, IA
    Jan. 22, 2014 3:48 p.m.


    Are you suggesting that someone hand-counted the number of words? Isn't it significantly more likely that they allowed a word-processing program to do the word count?

    Simple division doesn't take a lot of time. With a spending bill in a Word document format and a knowledge of how much it proposed spending, most people could calculate the cost per word in no time.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 22, 2014 3:44 p.m.


    I'm sure the Broncos, and sponsors make big big profits because of Peyton.

    @Hutterite--a waste?

    That's the attitude which paved the way to a debt equaling $100,000 for every second of six years.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 22, 2014 2:50 p.m.

    Whomever has time to count the words in these documents and make the calculations just so they can complain about them is far more of a waste than anything in the documents themselves.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 22, 2014 11:01 a.m.

    He makes 17 million and threw around 600 passes so... around 30,000 +- 5,000 per pass attempt (if we of course neglect any other contribution he makes to the team).

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 22, 2014 9:14 a.m.

    I don't know, but much does each pass from Peyton Manning cost?