We are not fans of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Flawed 4 Percent Mortgage Refinance Plan, but he did nail Obama’s Trillion Dollar Debt Plan with this observation: “if you started the day Jesus Christ was born and spent $1 million every day since then, you still wouldn’t have spent $1 trillion.”
National Review’s Jim Geraghty crunches the numbers to back McConnell’s claim up:
Christ’s birth in year zero one, times 365, times 2009, gets you 733,285,000,000, or a bit over $733 billion. (Yes, I’m leaving out leap years.) You’re not even three-quarters of the way there. (Politifact calculates from 4 B.C.)
Yes, the stimulus is less than a trillion—$819 billion in the version passed by the House. But that’s still a bigger total than a million a day since the first Christmas.