Thursday, February 05, 2009


People need to stop talking about the stimulus as being this many Bbbbbbbbillion or that many bbbbbbbbillion dollars. To the government, a billion dollars is like 100 dollars to you or me. In order to get anything done, a billion is the right amount of money to spend. I understand you all went to diction school and have to ENunCiAte so people don't get confused about billion versus million, but there's a difference between, "Obama plans to add 3 Billion to the NIH budget" and "Obama plans to add... B-b-b-b-billion dollars..."

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