Those of us who didn’t watch the Oscars last night may have been working on other things. Some probably played Fortnite. Others surfed the web for anything not related to Hollywood’s narcissists patting themselves on the back. Perhaps a few people went outside and enjoyed the weather.
As for me, I was doing math. Admittedly, it wasn’t hard math to perform, but it was definitely hard to fathom while trying to wrap my simple brain around it. I happened upon a Tweet that noted the diamond Lady Gaga was wearing at the Academy Awards was worth $30 million. If you’re like me, that’s a lot of money. If you’re not like me, that’s probably still a lot of money.
For $30 million, you could buy 193 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, the AMG G-63, average selling price of around $155,000.
That’s a nice ride, but still out of most people’s price range. Heck, for the price of a single 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, you could pre-order 172 of the new Galaxy S10 phones. They may not be the folding phone you really want, but at least they’re south of a thousand dollars.
Of course, now we’re getting ridiculous, right? What would anyone do with 172 phones? Then again, what would they do with 193 SUVs, either?
All of this brings us back to the original question. How many of Tiffany diamonds that Lady Gaga wore to the Academy Awards last night would it take to fund Medicare-for-All? Well, the diamond costs $30,000,000, which means we would only need around 1.06 million of them to fund Medicare-for-All.
If we can all get together and locate around 1.06 million more of these Tiffany diamonds, it would pay for Medicare-for-All.
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) February 25, 2019
This doesn’t even approach the cost of the Green New Deal, which some are estimating in the hundreds of trillions of dollars to implement. Yes, the hyper-leftists are insane, but their ideas are spreading. That’s the real scary part.