Skip to comments.Oncoming Undecillion
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 ...
What about quintillion?
Just made it my tag line.
You beat me to it. The lady has to brush up on her Latin.
Great tagline! :)
Obama will do all he can so that spending is not cut.
“Obama ready to deploy executive powers against GOP Hill
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:
Obama has already been legislating from the White House, but now we can expect much more of this.
$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.
Heres what American physicist Richard Feynman had to say
There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But its only a hundred billion. Its less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.
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.
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.
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