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Oncoming Undecillion
The Washington Times ^ | Jan. 4 2011 | Jennifer Harper

Posted on 01/04/2011 8:05:13 PM PST by lakeprincess

Multiple alarming headlines warn: "National debt at $14 trillion." If cosmic astronomer Carl Sagan had ever been asked to note such a figure during his lifetime, he most likely would have used this more precise version describing that debt as of 11:59 p.m., Dec. 31, 2010, courtesy of the U.S. Treasury Department: $14,025,215,218,708.52.

And, as a popular bumper sticker advises, "Don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion." The bad news: Our language is prepared to assist President Obama to the nth degree, should the need arise. This is what comes after a trillion: quadrillion, sextillion, septillion, octillion, nonillion, decillion and undecillion, which incidentally has 39 zeroes after it. And after that? Obamazillion, of course.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: media; obama; politics; trillion

1 posted on 01/04/2011 8:05:15 PM PST by lakeprincess
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To: lakeprincess

What about quintillion?


2 posted on 01/04/2011 8:09:24 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: lakeprincess
Don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion

Just made it my tag line.

3 posted on 01/04/2011 8:09:59 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion)
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To: lakeprincess
The national debt is speaking " Trillions upon Trillions " ...
Cut spending, it works....
4 posted on 01/04/2011 8:11:22 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: coloradan
What about quintillian?

You beat me to it. The lady has to brush up on her Latin.

5 posted on 01/04/2011 8:24:05 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Graybeard58

Great tagline! :)


6 posted on 01/04/2011 8:26:24 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Obama will do all he can so that spending is not cut.

“Obama ready to deploy executive powers against GOP Hill

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With Republicans taking over the House and increasing their number in the Senate, Obama faces the possibility of having his agenda stalled with limited room to maneuver — making for tough sledding in the two years leading up to his 2012 re-election bid.

In response, Obama is expected to make more frequent use of executive orders, vetoes, signing statements and policy initiatives that originate within the federal agencies to maneuver around congressional Republicans who are threatening to derail initiatives he has already put in place, including health care reforms, and to launch serial investigations into his administration’s spending.

Read more at the Washington Examiner:
http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/white-house/2011/01/obama-ready-deploy-executive-powers-against-gop-hill

Obama has already been legislating from the White House, but now we can expect much more of this.


7 posted on 01/04/2011 8:28:58 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: lakeprincess

$46,000 for every man woman and child. For a family of four, that’s $188,000. For two grandparents, four children and 16 grandchildren that’s one million dollars.


8 posted on 01/04/2011 8:31:19 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: lakeprincess
imbecillion

9 posted on 01/04/2011 8:55:00 PM PST by FreeKeys ("Tell Obama I'm coming after his black ass." - Jimmy "The Rent Is 2 Damn High" McMillan)
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To: lakeprincess

Here’s what American physicist Richard Feynman had to say…

“There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it’s only a hundred billion. It’s less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.”


10 posted on 01/04/2011 9:09:55 PM PST by Skepolitic
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To: coloradan

I suppose that once the national debt gets to that point, she’s anticipating that it will be growing so fast that people will skip counting in quintillions, and go directly from counting in quadrillions to sextillions.


11 posted on 01/04/2011 9:12:28 PM PST by Skepolitic
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To: lakeprincess
As Senate Minority Leader (1965-1971) Everet Dirksen may not actually have said,

A billion dollars here, a billion dollars there -
the next thing you know you're talking real money.

12 posted on 01/05/2011 5:13:35 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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