Mar 22, 2009
Just how much money did both Bush and Obama rip off the American people with their bank bonuses bills? It’s a lot. You can literally build a highway with the stacks of money that went to banks for executives bonuses. To put it in perspective, according to the US Department of Treasury a bill is .0043 inches thick. That means that a one billion dollar thick stack of one hundred dollar bills would be 43,000 inches tall or 3,573 feet tall. Take 3,573 feet multiplied by 700 and you have a stack of $100 bills about 2,501,100 feet high. Now that may sound like a lot, but in metric terms, it’s not. In metric, 2,501,100 feet is only a little over 762 kilometers. Just a little more than the 735 kilometers distance between Chicago and Buffalo, New York. I guess that is what Obama was really talking about when he rushed through his bank bonus bill through Congress - the money for his bill is needed to go the distance - to build his green back road to wonderland.
Maybe Obama doesn’t know how much $700 billion is either. LA Times Obama quote “It is wonderful to be back in Oregon,” Obama said. “Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go”
At a later stop Obama was talking with reporters and expressed concern he’d also mis-stated the number of potential cyclone victims in Burma. He said, “”I hope I said 100,000 people the first time instead of 100 million. I understand I said there were 57 states today. It’s a sign that my numeracy is getting a little, uh.” At that point, an aide cut him off and ushered journalists out. Before he could mis-speak again?
He is as dumb as Bush, only difference being he knows how to make complete sentences - even if they are seriously inaccurate.