Friday, February 20, 2009

God and the Stimulus II

Yesterday I mentioned a television ad by the group American Issues Project, subtly picking up on the anti-religious meme proposed by Huckabee and several conservative organizations. Here is that ad for viewing enjoyment.

Matthew Yglesias, however, checks the facts:
Trying to check the math, 2,000 years times 365 days in a year = 730,000 days times $1 million a day equals $730,000,000,000. That is, indeed, a smaller number than the $787 billion size of the stimulus plan. Of course the actual spending in the package is worth hundreds of billions of dollars less than that since about a third of the total package is tax cuts.

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