Today, I read some interesting thoughts about the government bailout on Between Two Worlds Blog. It puts things in proper perspective.
“Amanda Shaw collects the numbers on the price tag for the new "stimulus" plan:
Adjusted for inflation, here are some other massive expenditures:
- * The Marshall Plan ($115.3 billion)
- * The space race ($237 billion)
- * The Korean War ($454 billion)
- * The New Deal ($500 billion)
- * The invasion of Iraq ($597 billion)
- * The Vietnam War ($698 billion)
So the proposed "stimulus" package costs more than the Marshall Plan, the Korean War, and the New Deal combined.
Here are some thought experiments:
- If you took collected a $1 million per day, ever day from the birth of Christ, in 2009 you’d only be about 3/4 of the way to a trillion.
- If you got $1 every second, it would take almost 32,000 years to get to a trillion.
- If you stacked a trillion dollar bills on top of each other, it would go 68,000 miles into space–1/3 of the way to the moon.
- If you took 100-dollar bills and put them side to side, it would circle the equator 38.9 times
To make things worse, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office is saying that the stimulus plan will actually make things worse long-term.” HT: Between Two Worlds
Interesting isn’t it! Many state governments are looking for bailout. Businesses, government programs, people we don’t know, pork barrel projects. I have thought about proposing a church bailout program where we could just get the tithe on the pork barrel projects. That would equal about 40 billion dollars. What could a church do with that kind of money?