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    What Would You Do with a Billion Dollars?

    One of the most egregious features of ObamaCare are its so-called risk corridors, a fancy name for a large scale bailout of big insurance companies expected to cost taxpayers at least $1 billion.

    When dealing with government spending figures, it’s sometimes easy to lose perspective. For example, here is what a billion dollars actually looks like:

    One Billion Dollars

    That’s a lot of dough! But even that is not enough to show what a billion dollars actually gets you.

    For example, with a billion dollars you could:

    Buy a major league sports team, like the Chicago Cubs.

    Chicago Cubs

    Build an awesome skyscraper.


    Buy your very own private island.


    Buy a fleet of 2,000 Rolls Royce Phantoms.

    Rolls Royce

    Treat every man, woman and child in America to a tasty cheeseburger.


    Buy the publishing rights to the entire Beatles catalogue.

    Beatles 45

    Build a private spaceship, or two. You know you’ve always wanted to.

    Spaceship! Whoosh!

    Buy an entire country.


    Buy the largest rough gem diamond ever found. Ain’t she a beauty?


    Or, if you’re like Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi, you could always bail out private insurance companies as part of your government health care takeover.

    Corporate Crony