How would you spend a billion dollars?
Shhhh.... Can you here the gasps? I know I sure did, after finding out this morning that the security bill for the recent Olympic Games in Vancouver almost reached a whopping billion dollar mark! So, I understand there was worry about a possible terror attack and there was quite a few VIP government visitors, celebrities, and athletes, but really, a billion dollars... Really?
The costs that were anticipated to be accrued in hosting the Olympic Games in Vancouver, was the largest upset for British Columbians in the preliminary planning phases of the 2010 Winter Games. The general public and taxpayers of the province worried that the numbers given to the public just did not seem right. They knew that the bill for this upcoming, extravagant event would bust through the seams of the original budget probably well before the Opening Ceremonies even finished… And now, the hammer has dropped...
I could think of a billion other things I could do with that money, what about you? Fifteen million dollars a day! I think we could feed all the world's hungry with that for probably close to a year? And what about that homeless problem?
What would you do with a billion dollars?