# $22 an hour is ok pay, not spending

So our resident in the white house is proposing a 6 trillion; yes trillion.. with 12 zeros a six and 4 commas. $6,000,000,000,000 budget. And we know that is a rough estimate on what is going to be spent.

Let's put that into perspective, shall we?

Using google searches here is some federal data:

- in 2019 there were 155.76 million people working in the US (should be more) __https://www.statista.com/statistics/269959/employment-in-the-united-states/__

- the average hours worked by Americans is 1,757 hours, about 35.14 hours a week for 50 weeks, 34.45 for 51 weeks. (this assumes most people get a weeks vacation and keeps my math on point) __https://clockify.me/working-hours__

Now that we know that... we multiplyyyyyyy.

155.76 million workers X 1,757 hours = 273,670,320,000 hours worked.

6,000,000,000,000,000 (6 trillion rounded to the nearest trillion) divided by 273,670,320,000 hours worked is $21.92 per hour worked. The government wants to spend 22 dollars an hour of our tax dollars.

This.... is.... insane.

$22 an hour X 1,757 worked is $38,654 a year, taxed at the highest income tax rate of 35%, everyone needs to make.....

wait for it...

wait for it...

$110,440 annually, $220,880 per working couple.

Thats a whole lot of over time for some people.