Stimulus REAL cost: $1.17 TRILLION!

Philip Klein reports that news accounts stating the size of the proposed stimulus at $825 billion fail to include the additional costs of interest to service the additional debt. Rep. Paul Ryan requested and received from the CBO an estimate of the additional interest payments — $347 billion over the next 10 years — bringing the total pricetag to $1.17 trillion. That’s one-one-seven, followed by 10 zeroes:

$1,170,000,000,000

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