This would be hysterically funny if it weren't so pathetic. A conservative group is putting out a commercial this weekend using Jesus to emphasize the scale of the Obama stimulus package. The American Issues Project, which briefly aired a TV spot in last year's presidential race, will go up on Friday with a TV spot that compares the dollars spent in the package with the passage of time - "One million dollars a day since the birth of Jesus." Clever, huh? Sounds like a lot of money, too.

Here's what's missing though: the money spent on the Iraq war, at a million dollars a day, would take us back to around 380 A.D., when Christianity first became the official religion of the Roman Empire, another misuse of the legacy of Jesus by authoritarian fanatics, I guess.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pete, it's an interesting thought, but you need to check the math. According to the website you provide the number is now 598 billion for the Iraq war, which is actually less than the 787 billion in the stimulus package. Meaning it would take us back to approx. 380 ad. not 1.6 million years ago. I think you misplaced some decimals. It would have to cost 598 Trillion dollars to go back that far. (I checked it several times...)
I do appreciate the sentiment though.


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