Monday, February 2, 2009

The Stimulus: A Picture is Worth a Trillion Words

Eye-popping illustrations of the stimulus from Suitably Flip via Midnight Blue:



It's difficult to visualize a million dollars, much less a million million dollars.  But that's the true threshold cracked by the "$825" billion "stimulus" bill, when you include $347 billion in estimated interest costs associated with the incremental borrowing required.

So how big is the resulting $1.2 trillion spending package?  Big enough to dwarf any government program in history, even after adjusting for inflation.  It's bigger than the New Deal and the Iraq War combined.  The interest alone will be costlier than the Louisiana Purchase or going to the moon.  The $18 billion in bonuses paid legally by private Wall Street firms in 2008 - decried by the President as "shameful" - is vanishingly small in comparison (smaller even than the bill's incremental food stamps expenditures).


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9 comments:

Clay Bowler said...

I love the Wall Street bonuses are included, because you know politicians are padding their pockets and their friends pockets with the bailouts and stimulus plan money.

Walts World said...

I can't believe that he has been in office only a very few weeks. I think he has done more in those few weeks to destroy this country that anyone p reseeding him... I also think that by the time 4 years are up, every liberal who voted for him will be saying "why did I vote for this man"?
(well maybe that's a stretch)

Unfortunately, we deserve who we elect. I sense a massive comeback for the GOP in 2010. Steele is just the man to go against Obama--and race is just one advantage he has. Obama is not man enough; isn't qualified; and hasn't accomplished anything in his questionable life beyond politics.

President Bush described the Muslim terrorists as ''killers and evildoers.'' This simplistic use of those words really grated on the leftists. Obama can't even bring himself to use the words ''war on terror.'' As a matter of fact, you'd be hard pressed to hear it anywhere in the MSM except on Fox News.

Humble wife said...

I have decided to apply for a pell grant, foodstamps, wic, medicaid, utility aid, medical for the children, insurance for the pets including the family...and cheese allowance, and banking insurance, and a coupon for digital tv, even though I do not watch tv, and burial insurance, and cheetos and fritos food assistance and white reprograming as the evil race education...gay awareness, transgender awareness and that the neighbor kid is the easter bunny awareness...SO PLEASE SEND ME 1.9 MILLION...

My husband is of Mexican decent so please send him money for not being white and not having history written by old brown guys, and that Mexicans need an edge up...he also uses a cane so please send him money for a ramp, a wheelchair, a bathroom makeover with the cool tub that you can sit with, a recliner that stands him up(instead of the kids or I helping him)

the children are homeschooled so please remove them from my home so that they can give more money to the local district so that NEW MEXICO can continue to be on the bottom of the educational system. Please send money for the children so that they can get tv's game systems, tatoos, piercing and a total overhaul so that they are proper teens and hate their parents. Oh send them money so they do not have to have summer jobs...last year they learned the value of hard work...we need to reprogram them so they understand that without unions this is what will happen. Please add money for a job bank because their time is valuable and not to be troubled by actual work. My daughter is 13 now so please send her the literature and funding so that she dang well can understand that her body is HER body...

My dog needs money too. She lives half outdoors and a homeless dog is why America is screwed up. We have a tom cat that is not fixed so he will need to be disconnected from these special items an then be trained that he is still the top prowler in the neighborhood...

oh and I am needing money as I do not wish to pay tax on my fuel anymore...call it a hiccup or whatever.

Jennifer-adapting to the twilight zone in New Mexico

Humble wife said...

Sorry my previous comment may have been over the top and sarcastic...I share my real feelings for the liberals and their beliefs on Pen of Jen today!
Jennifer

a red voice said...

So true... up is down & down is up.. & why are there so many people falling for this?? That is what amazes me.

Great comment Humble Wife - Well said!!!

DaBlade said...

That first graph looks lkike the solar system. Is that Uranus? No, that's just Obama. Pretty telling graph. As for the rendition program, who will Obama have the CIA kidnap after Rush? We're down the list I'm sure.

RightKlik said...

CB: Special interests are the only winners.

WW: Obama is a coward. Unfortunately this reflects on the whole country.

HW: All our worst nightmares are coming true with Obama. The concept of merit is becoming foreign to everyone.

RV: Sweet little lies, people love 'em.

DaBlade: I'm just waiting for conservative websites to be labeled as hate speech.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Great graphics. It's good to keep things in perspective.

RightKlik said...

PCC: as Robert Verdi said, this should be on the front page of every newspaper.