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.