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1 posted on 06/27/2012 6:23:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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I don’t know about getting rid of the word,

But we must never let obama or congress know what comes after ‘trillion’.


2 posted on 06/27/2012 6:28:03 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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A trillion dollars. To help, if we started today and went backwards in time and spent a MILLION DOLLARS a DAY, we would be at 3/4 of a trillion dollars when Jesus was born. We would hit 1 trillion dollars around the Battle of Thermopylae (of “300” fame).

That is a MILLION DOLLARS A DAY, folks.


4 posted on 06/27/2012 6:33:45 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Guns Walked -- People Died -- Holder Lied -- Obama Golfed (thanks, Secret Agent Man))
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I think there is good reason to borrow the British term “thousand-billion.” It gives somewhat more an idea of the magnitude of a trillion.


5 posted on 06/27/2012 6:39:12 AM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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I think there is good reason to borrow the British term “thousand-billion.” It gives somewhat more an idea of the magnitude of a trillion.


6 posted on 06/27/2012 6:39:32 AM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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How about calling it “neverbeabletopayillion”.


7 posted on 06/27/2012 6:42:41 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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How about ‘milli-quadrillion’. That would be one thousanth of a quadrillion and it could help us prepare better for the next level.


9 posted on 06/27/2012 6:50:34 AM PDT by chopperman
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I like this part from the article:
... from now on, if you want to say "trillion," say "one thousand billion" or "one million million," or "one thousand thousand thousand thousand." Our national debt, then, would go from $15.8 trillion to $15,800 billion. Doing this would show, among other things, that even cutting $100 billion from our debt would bring us down only to $15,700 billion.
That would actually help... I think...
10 posted on 06/27/2012 6:52:10 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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How about we call it an ‘Obillion’ instead? ‘Barackillion’ doesn’t really roll off the tongue as neatly.


11 posted on 06/27/2012 6:53:14 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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A thousand seconds is a coffee break
A million seconds is a vacation
A billion seconds is a career
A trillion seconds is 317 centuries


12 posted on 06/27/2012 7:06:33 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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-—Let’s Ban the Word ‘Trillion’

Let’s ban the word ‘Dollar’, then there would be no debt at all.


13 posted on 06/27/2012 7:10:14 AM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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Pop quiz: What's bigger—$15.8 trillion, or $15,772,177,351,447?

Of course, rounding off, they're about the same. But don't we all think that the first number seems so much smaller and more manageable than the second?

Rather than writing out all digits of the national debt, I'd take it further and literally spell it out, just as you'd do if you were writing a check: fifteen trillion, seven hundred seventy-two billion, one hundred seventy-seven million, three hundred fifty-one thousand, four hundred forty-seven dollars, and twenty-six cents.

Would that be awkward and annoying if it appeared that way in the newspaper, or spoken that way on TV? You bet. And maybe if were annoying enough, people would focus on it.

14 posted on 06/27/2012 7:26:43 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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I'd be glad to pay off the national debt with one of these...

... provided I get my change in U.S. dollars.

15 posted on 06/27/2012 7:34:54 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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