Friday, May 19, 2006

Liberal Math
from the mind of  Evan Kruse.

Today at work, a co-worker started spouting today about how the Bush Administration was spending $22,000 a second in Iraq.

I chimed in and said I was skeptical. He firmly stated that he was correct, and could prove it.

So, I returned to my cubicle and popped open the calculator on my workstation's desktop.

$22,000*60 = $1,320,000 per minute

$1,320,000*60 = $79,200,000 per hour

$79,200,0008*24 = $1,900,800,000 per day

So... 1.9 billion dollars per day. The entire DoD budget for each year is roughly $500 billion. At that rate, our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines would start starving by sometime around the end of September... And... The special appropriations bills from congress would only last about a month. That's what he was saying... I asked him to do his math, and he refused. In fact, after attempting to use the calculator for a few seconds to do his own calculations... He just shut up.

I told him that the figure was much more likely in the thousands, probably the low thousands, which was not so odd. Many large corporations have much greater per second budgets than the Iraq War... And they aren't even working on keeping 25 million people liberated and free. I offered to show him several earnings statements of large corporations and do the math for him... but he seemed to have lost interest.

So, there you have it folks. Arithmetic is useful. It shuts up liberal idiots!


Blogger Joel said...

liberals hate it when you try to cloud issues with facts

11:29 PM  
Blogger Gin said...

they don't like it when you fight there 'opinion' with the truth. it's too basic and makes too much sense.

11:12 AM  

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