1.17.2007

Fuzzy math.

In 2000, George W. Bush repeatedly referred to the "fuzzy math" Al Gore used in explaining the costs of government programs.

How's this for fuzzy: the war the Bush administration priced out at $50 billion is now pushing the $360,000,000,000 mark (remember when Bush fired economic adviser Lawrence Lindsey, in part for predicting the war would top $200 billion?).

The new estimate for the Iraq war: $1.2 trillion.

2 comments:

Sam Pratt said...

I think you're missing three zeros on that number above.

$360 billion = $360,000,000,000

Paul Schmelzer said...

Talk about fuzzy math. Thanks, Sam.