Let’s Talk Turkey: Comparing 2016 Election and Thanksgiving Spending

December 4, 2017   •  By Alex Cordell   •    •  

During the time-honored tradition of contentious political discussions at the Thanksgiving dinner table, one of your relatives may have mentioned the amount of money ($6.4 Billion) spent in the 2016 election cycle, asserting that there is “too much money in politics.” Many advocates for greater government regulation of political speech would say the same. But, compared to what Americans spent over 5-days beginning on Thanksgiving, $6.4 Billion over a two-year period doesn’t seem like so much. Check out the Institute’s newest infographic on the subject here.



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