Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Food for Thought

We as a people have gotten to the point that we cannot fathom the amount of money politicians are talking about; it's almost like Monopoly money. Here's an interesting tidbit, lifted from my own dear husband's blog, that puts the current financial situation in perspective:

The federal deficit in 2009 will likely exceed $1 trillion. That number is so large its difficult to comprehend. Consider that 1 million seconds ago was 12 days ago. One billion seconds ago was May, 1975. One trillion seconds ago was 29,700 B.C.

1 comment:

Joey Wahoo said...

How about this one: if you spent $1 million a day every day beginning the day Jesus was born, you would still only have spent about 3/4 of one trillion dollars.

The total bailout amount is now over $7 trillion.

If you stacked a trillion one dollar bills on top of one another, the pile would reach up 68,000 miles.