Just because Texas Gov. Rick Perry passed on former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s $10,000 bet doesn’t mean no one wants in on the action.
The Democratic Party of Virginia, while hardly flush enough for five-figure wagers, decided to have some fun with how Romney proposed to settle a dispute in Saturday’s GOP presidential debate.
“The multi-millionaire Romney, who has previously called a $1,500 tax break for the average American family a ‘temporary little band aid,’ may not quite understand the value of $10,000 to most people, which is why the Democratic Party of Virginia released a helpful list of things one could buy with $10,000 if they sought to spend it on something other than settling trivial political disagreements,” the party said in a news release Tuesday.
The release went on to list what $10,000 means to residents of the critical swing state.
“At least 833 trips through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in a passenger vehicle ($9,996).
“Over eight weeks of salary based on the median [Virginia] household income of $60,665.
“263.5 adult tickets to Colonial Williamsburg.
“Over 27 credit hours at Virginia Tech based on $368.75 a credit hour.
“Over 909 children’s tickets to the Luray Caverns in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley ($11/ticket).”
The release ends by asking Virginians to go on Twitter (#What10kbuys) to say what $10,000 could buy their families.