Sunday, March 1, 2009

$3.6 Trillion - It's All in How You Look at It

President Barack Obama has proposed a $3.6 trillion budget for 2010.

But Fox News has broken down that $3.6 trillion in a way that can help you grasp just how much money that is.

– If you spent $1 million an hour, non-stop for 24 hours a day, you wouldn’t run out of money for 411 years.

– If you took 3.6 trillion one-dollar bills, and placed them end-to-end, that line of bills would reach from the earth to the sun and then back to the earth and then back to the sun — and then almost all the way back to the earth again.

– Or try this: 3.6 trillion seconds ago, our ancestors were using stone tools and Neanderthal men still roamed Europe.

The article concludes with this gem
And that doesn’t even include the $700 billion in bank bailout money or the $410 billion spending bill under consideration on the Hill. That’s another $1.1 trillion, which is also a ton of money — actually that’s roughly 1 million tons of money.

Obama insists his $3.6 trillion budget includes many "hard choices." Which begs the question, "Are there hard choices being made when you print the money you wish to spend?"

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