I tried to wrap my brain around a trillion -
This is the one that hits me the hardest:
One trillion dollar = no personal income tax for 8 years. Yes everybody could live without paying income tax for 8 years.
(income tax source http://www.taxfoundation.org/news/show/250.html)
Total bailout commitments = 9 trillion dollars
= USA could be personal income tax free for 72 years!! Yes that means at least 2 generations.
(source NYTImes http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/02/04/business/20090205-bailout-totals-graphic.html)
Would eliminating personal income tax have been a better strategy to lift the country out of depression? I think so, do you?
"…….if you started the day Jesus Christ was born and spent $1 million every day since then, you still wouldn’t have spent $1 trillion."
$1,000,000 counted out $1 per second, non-stop, without a break, would take you just over 11-1/2 days to finish.
$1,000,000,000 counted out at $1 per second would take you 31.7 years to complete.
$1,000,000,000,000 counted out at $1 per second would take you 31,709 years and a few months to complete.
Going back in history 1 billion seconds will take you back just over 31 years. So you will probably say that 1 trillion seconds will go back, [what?] to the dark ages? WRONG!
Going back in history 1 trillion seconds would take you back…[Are you sitting down?] to 29,000 B.C. Did you get that? That’s 29,000 years before the year 1 A.D
Remember, 1 trillion seconds ago it was 29,000 B.C.
1 trillion dollars could fully buy all of the following companies together.
7. and still have 32 Billion left
How about supporting our girl scouts? 1,000 boxes of girl scout cookies for every single citizen in this country!
1 trillion dollars could buy back all the foreclosed homes from 2007 and 2008.
A stack of $1000 bills 4 inches thick, is one million dollars.
A stack of $1000 bills 358 feet high, is one billion dollars.
A stack of $1000 bills 67.9 miles high, is one trillion dollars.
Well, for those who wanted change, well change is what we will have left in our pockets.