Skip to comments.16 Trillion dollars Visuazlied - video link
Posted on 10/27/2012 12:35:57 AM PDT by aniso
Ever wonder what 16 Trillion dollars looks like? I created this video to demonstrate the scale of our Debt
Wonder what Biden;s 500 trillion looks like.
Narrator sounds like he has a sinus condition.
Following are some concrete examples of one trillion dollars that will help puts meat on the bare bones: http://uspolitics.about.com/od/politicaljunkies/l/bl_how_much_is_a_trillion.htm
$1 trillion would be enough money to buy about a 1,000 boxes of girl Scout cookies for every person in the U.S..
A box that holds a case of copier paper will hold about $72,000 one dollar bills. It would take 1.4 billion boxes to hold $1 trillion dollars.
One billion seconds ago is 31years. One trillion seconds ago, or 31,688 years ago, Neanderthals stalked the plains of Europe.
Western civilization has not even been around for a trillion seconds.
A tightly-stacked new $100 bills totaling $1 million would be about 4 feet high; a billion dollars would reach 4,000 ft. high or the equivalent to about three Sears Towers stacked on top of one another. That means a stack of $100 bills totaling $1 trillion would reach 789 miles high or 144 Mr. Everest’s stacked on top of one another or or 789 miles high. That’s 13,412 miles straight up for $16 trillion!
One dollar bills stacked face to back and then laid on their side, would circle the globe at the equator 10 times.
Now consider how long it would take you to spend $1 trillion dollars.
If you spent one dollar every second around the clock, it would take you 312,688 year to spend a trillion dollars.
Spending $1 million an hour, now-stop for 24 hours a day, you wouldn’t run out of $1 trillion for 411 years.
What about your family or any median American household income of $50,000 a year?
If every dollar of the $50,000 were used to only pay down the $1 trillion in new debt our government overspends each year, it would take a family 312 million years to pay for it. Now multiply by 16. It would take 512 million years for a family to pay back the entire $16 billion in debt that this government owes. - http://deerfield.patch.com/blog_posts/putting-meat-on-the-bones-of-an-almost-uncomprehensible-16-trillion-in-federal-debt