The Cost per Family of the Deficit Spending Bill

WashingtonWatch.com has run the numbers on the deficit spending bill formerly known as economic stimulus, which is being debated in the House and Senate today. Here’s the skinny:

The bill costs the average U.S. family about $3,300, and it raises the national debt by about $7,700 per family.

Let’s go through that.

The bill spends about $5,500 per family, or $1,750 per person.
It reduces taxes by about $2,200 per family, or $700 per person.
Total cost (using our methodology): $3,300 per family, or $1,050 per person.
Added to national debt: $7,700 per family, or $2,450 per person.