However, looking through the copy of the PowerPoint presentation, I noticed a huge clanger long before the juicy stuff. See if you can pick what’s wrong here:
I dispute this number. In fact, I will go as far as to say it is completely impossible for the Republicans to have raised $81,255,000 million in only one year.
$81,255,000 million is $81,255,000,000,000 or 81.255 trillion dollars!
I am not accusing the RNC of wilfully inflating their fundraising efforts by a factor of one million. Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. However, it’s not a good look from the party that claims to have a superior understanding of economics.
The Rules:When quoting values over one million, use either numbers or words. Don’t try to mix them – you’ll end up looking foolish.
Where’s Rick Santelli when you need him? Or even Barnaby Joyce.