There are not 75. Hey, everyone else is looking up their state, so I might as well do so, too.

Of course, the really offensive thing – this merely shows that we’re going to have spent 18 million on a database full of garbage entries; something that I already knew – is that the best case scenario is that in Maryland the government spent $3,178,239,416 to ‘save or create’ 6,748 jobs. That works out to $471,024.74 per job. For that kind of money I could have guaranteed 10,964 people a US national median income AND medical benefits (average for a family of four) for five years (with an operating budget of $1 million a year, and of course a personal salary of $1 million/year for that period*). The breakdown:

Jobs Created

Median Household Income
$ 44,389

Average HC Costs/yr
$ 13,400

$ 57,789

Per family, Five years
$ 288,945

Total Amount
$ 3,167,992,980

Admin Costs (5 yr)
$ 5,000,000

My compensation (5 yr)
$ 5,000,000

Adjusted cost
$ 3,177,992,980

$ 246,436

I even saved the government money! That makes me fiscally prudent and everything.

Moe Lane

*I’ll take care of my own health care, thanks. And if you’re wondering about who does the paperwork… well, I just hired almost 11,000 people to not actually do anything, didn’t I? They can draw straws.

Crossposted to Moe Lane.