Thursday, March 5, 2009

Off Topic: US Government Bailout

This is completely off topic for my blog, but I just can't get over something I recently heard about the US government bailout plan(s).

If you spent one million dollars ($1,000,000) every DAY since the birth of Christ, you still wouldn't have spent as much money as congress just did.

Do you believe that? There are 365 days in a year. For the benefit of the doubt, let's say Jesus was born in 4 BC like most think he was. This is the year 2009. that means that Jesus was born 2013 years ago. That is a total of 734,745 days. But then say we add a leap year day for every four years. That is an additional 503 days. So, that is a total of 735,257 days. That comes out to 735.26 billion dollars. ($735,257,000,000)

Congress' bailout package is a reported 785 billion dollars, according to what I read (fifty billion less than our two-millennium spending spree). But everywhere I check it simply says a non-specific 700 billion dollar number. So, I'd like to hear a specific number from another source just to see if this is indeed true.

1 comment:

  1. Blech! I was listening to President Obama give a speech yesterday. What struck me about it was he kept saying "we need to make sure the economy gets back on track", which bugs me. When the federal government thinks that they know what is best for those of us who are paying their salaries, that makes me VERY nervous.