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Kleefisch Badly Flubs Size of Wisconsin's Dairy Industry

According to the , the size of Wisconsin's dairy industry is 26.5 billion.

Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, on the other hand, badly flubbed the scale of our flagship industry while (ironically) talking about how the average American doesn't understand the difference between millions and billions:

Kleefisch:  In our family budgets, we don't do millions, billions, trillions... we do the cost of milk, the cost of butter, the cost of gasoline...

Interviewer: Your first two were dairy items-- shocker...

Kleefisch:  Well, I am from the dairy state... and if you would like me spending the rest of this interview, pluggin my home state, I will...  in Wisconsin, we don't say 'cheese,' we say '20 million dollar industry' "

Let's see... a million is only a thousand times smaller than a billion... so the number she threw out is only only about 1,400 times smaller than the 26.5 billion correct number.



April 4, 2013 - 2:11pm