Monday, September 22, 2008

A trillion here, and a trillion there...

The word "trillion" is getting tossed around a lot lately. If you're like me, a trillion is kind of hard to get your head around. I saw something a couple of years ago that compared a million, a billion, and a trillion. It went something like this:

One million seconds = 11 days

One billion seconds = 32 years

One trillion seconds = 317 centuries

The federal government just added $1 trillion to your debt, and Andrew Davis at the Libertarian Party Headquarters reports these figures:

"One trillion dollars ($1,000,000,000,000) is enough money:

To buy everybody living in Los Angeles at least one Lamborghini Gallardo.
To buy 88,052, 394' custom mega yachts; enough to stretch around ¼ of the world.
To buy everyone living in Belize and Malta a Manhattan apartment.
To get half of the Democratic Party into a fundraiser for Barack Obama at the $28,500 admission price.
To give one out of every two men in the United States a Men's Presidential Rolex watch.
To buy every woman in the United States a Tiffany Diamond Starfish Pendant.
To get two Mitsubishi 73" HDTVs for every household in America.
To buy four copies of The Office: Season Four on DVD, to every person on earth.
To send everybody in America on an all-inclusive vacation to Tahiti (and some people can stay a few extra days).

$1 trillion is enough money for everyone in Buffalo, NY to buy their own 65-acre island in Panama.

This is how much the government is going to cost you (roughly $3,278 for every man, woman and child in the United States).

Barack Obama is for it. John McCain is for it.

But, Bob Barr and Libertarian Party are against it."

Most of the people I've talked to are against it also.

Not that that matters.



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