Saturday, January 31, 2009

"If you had a trillion": Huckabee puts stimulus in layman's terms

Mike Huckabee issued a press release this morning, designed to get folks thinking "1 trillion? 1 trillion?! That's almost as many children as Shawn Kemp has."

Among the trilliony things:

a. The median salary for a family doctor in the United States is $144,719, according to With $1 trillion, you could hire 6.9 million general practitioners, or one for every 43 Americans.

b. If you had $1 trillion and you spent it at a rate of $1 per second, it would take you 31,709 years to go broke.

c. To put things in perspective, current estimates put the number of stars in the Milky Way at somewhere between 100 and 400 billion.

Read more, commit it to memory, and impress girls at the bar tonight with your perspective on things stimulative. You'll make their hearts go boom-boom!