If this were the last bill being placed on a pile of $1.3 billion, it would be 88.25 miles above ground. (Photo by doctorwonder.)

The phony, unnecessary debt ceiling fight last year cost the government $1.3 billion [PDF] by increasing the Treasury Department’s borrowing costs.

$1.3 billion is a lot of money. So much so, that we thought we’d illustrate it in a way that opponents of raising the debt ceiling would appreciate. Here’s what $1.3 billion can buy you in various hyper-stereotypical liberal products.

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Just think how much better off America would be if we’d spent our money on those things instead. (Slightly.) Suggest your own additions in the comments.

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