Monday, May 10, 2010
Challenger Investigation Got $175 Million. Columbia $152 Million. Lewinsky $30 Million. 9/11 $15 Million. Financial Crisis Gets Only $8 Million
The government spent $175 million investigating the Challenger space shuttle disaster.
It spent $30 million investigating the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
The government only authorized $15 million for the 9/11 Commission.
And how much has the government authorized for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission? You know, the commission charged with getting to the bottom of what caused the financial crisis?
Just $8 million.
These figures don't account for inflation. For example, the Challenger investigation cost over $300 million in today's dollars.
You can tell alot about the questions which the government is truly interested in finding answers to by the amount of money it authorizes for the various investigations.