The Holy Stimulus

Obama and his Democrats’ Stimulus bill is a pork-laden atrocity of truly biblical proportion. If you spent $1,000,000 USD every day since the birth of Christ, you still wouldn’t spend an amount equal to the – currently – $819 Billion price tag they want to ask our descendants to pay.

There’s actually been a bit of discussion on this topic recently. Allow me – and my geekishly math- and history-ridden mind to break it down for you. Senate Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell started it with:

Just to put a trillion dollars in context, if you started spending the day that Jesus was born and you spend a million dollars every single day, you still wouldn’t have spent a trillion dollars. This is a lot of money.

Since then various people have been posting what the actual expenditures would total if one had the capability of doing this. They’ve been mostly using the formula of 365 (days) x 2009 (years) x $1,000,000 (dollars), which yields a figure of $733,285,000,000 – well short of either $1 Trillion or the currently estimated $819 Billion the Democrats want to spend (waste).

Those people are wrong though. They’ve forgotten to take several things into account

  • The mortal birth of Jesus Christ aka Jesus of Nazareth aka Yeshua ben Yosef aka Isa occurred in either 0 CE, 4 BCE, or 7 BCE depending on which scholars you listen to.
  • 10 days were lost when we switched from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian calendar.
  • The calendar years averages out to 365.25 days per year; they’re forgetting Leap years.

So the set of formulas is and their results are:

  • (365.25 x 2009) – 10 x 1,000,000 which equals $733,275,000,000
  • (365.25 x 2011) – 10 x 1,000,000 which equals $734,507,750,000
  • (365.25 x 2014) – 10 x 1,000,000 which equals $735,603,500,000

As you can see, all the possible results from the set differ from the $733,285,000,000 cited by many people on the internet. Of course all are also far less than the what the Liberals want to spend on their Holy Grail of spnding bills, so I guess it doesn’t really matter that in the long run.

Note: My formula and figures aren’t completely accurate either. I didn’t have the right sort calendaring tool available to determine if there were any extra leap years based on each possible birth year for the Christians’ Messiah. I also don’t have a proven birtdate for Him, so these numbers are – much like everyone else’s I’ve seen – based on whole years as opposed to a more accurate reckoning of the time involved.

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4 Responses to “The Holy Stimulus”

  1. zhann Says:

    This additional bailout is meaningless, and I don’t think it deserves nearly as much effort as everyone is putting into it. Let the sheep get have their last few meals before the slaughter.

    Take into account that before even approving this bailout, the past 6 months of Bailouts and Promises have netted nearly $8.5 Trillion. Another Trillion won’t make much of a difference anymore.

    Once you consider the fact that we are already $10 Trillion under, now you get a better feeling of the gravity of the situation. In about 6 months time, we nearly double a $10 Trillion deficit.

    … but wait, there’s more. This deficit doesn’t take into account various other promises by the government … and so the number rises drastically.

    Now, a question for you, who do we owe this money to? What is the deficit physically? … if you know, then you know where I am heading. If not, it will blow your mind once you learn.

  2. Prudie Says:

    I saw a documentary somewhere and I remember vaguely that we lost a few months during the Middle Ages due to resetting the date. I don’t remember why. So I don’t think that any of those are accurate.

    Anyway. Talk about fearmongering! They’ve cried “this bailout is necessary or ELSE” so many times I’ve been desensitized to it. It’s all meaningless. The economy will recover in its own good time as long as they don’t do anything too drastic to slow it down or stop it completely. Anything else is just increasing the size of government for political or ideological reasons.

  3. jonolan Says:


    I’ll look into the dates, but we only lost 10 days when we switched from the Julian Calendar (enacted under Julius Caesar) and the Gregorian Calendar. 😉

    The Stimulus isn’t “meaningless;” it’s Obama’s one best shot at foisting his more Socialist campaign promises onto America. Look at a lot of what he says must be stressed and compare that to his campaign.

    Obama knows that he couldn’t get his ideas enacted and funded through normal means, so he’s chosen to hide them in the “Stimulus.” That’s why he’s in so much of hurry.

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