All right, I’ll be foolishly conservative… Let’s say we end up talking about $800 billion in the “Spending Bill“. (Don’t even think about the second half ($350 bn) of the TARP… Ummm… FST… Ummm… Just forget about that. Just focus on the new “Spending Bill” – approx. $800 billion.)
But what does that number mean? Well, according to NPR, there are roughly 400 billion trees here on good old terra firma. Yup, we might as well slap a couple of Washingtons on every single tree on earth. At least that project would generate actual jobs.