Comparing Wisconsin's Current Budget to Its First

In contrast to Governor Doyle’s recent budget proposal, Odd Wisconsin has a bit about Wisconsin’s first budget.

So, let’s see… $25 billion in 2007, for a single year’s operation of state government, works out to be $63,493,150 per day; or about $12.37 per day per person (using the U.S. Census Bureau’s population estimate of 5,536,201).
The year 1849’s expenditures of $52,845.96 works out to $144.78 per day; or (using the 1850 Census figure of 305,391) about $0.00047 – about 1/20th of a cent — per day per person.

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