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What does one TRILLION Dollars Look Like ?
Global Research Canada / PageTutor.com ^ | 3/16/2099 | unknown

Posted on 08/11/2012 8:09:43 AM PDT by chiller

All this talk about "stimulus packages" and "bailouts"...

A billion dollars... A hundred billion dollars... Eight hundred billion dollars... One TRILLION dollars...

What does that look like?

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: budget; deficit; usdebt
It's time for a reminder of the fiscal hole we're in. Please take another look. This is an image that astounds and makes the point of our debt. Mitt and Ryan should find an empty soccer stadium to demonstrate that it would require this stadium FILLED with pallet upon pallet stacked with suitcases of million dollar briefcases to equal ONE trillion. Not to mention $15-$20 Trillion we're now facing.
1 posted on 08/11/2012 8:09:47 AM PDT by chiller
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To: chiller

A thousand seconds is a coffee break. A million seconds is a vacation. A billion seconds is a career and a trillion seconds is 310 centuries.

Got it?


2 posted on 08/11/2012 8:19:40 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: chiller

Thanks. I’d been looking for that. Saw it a few years back when Obama first starting tossing around the trillions.

The word trillion has been bandied about so much I sometimes have to catch myself when I hear about some government boondoggle only costing in the billions. I find myself inwardly shrugging and saying “is that all?”. Then I realize what I’m saying and how dangerous this enormous debt really is.

Kind of like the gas prices - they go up and up, then when the drop a few cents we’re all happy.

Trillions is NOT a “new normal”.


3 posted on 08/11/2012 8:20:56 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: chiller

What’s that in Quatloos?


4 posted on 08/11/2012 8:20:56 AM PDT by rsobin
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To: chiller

Is that Canadian Dollars, or American Dollars, or Australian Dollars?


5 posted on 08/11/2012 8:23:06 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: rsobin
What’s that in Quatloos?

Four Quatloos, especially if you have an unusually large brain and like to gamble on the outcomes of any event.

Live long and prosper!

6 posted on 08/11/2012 8:25:51 AM PDT by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are, right next to the potatoes!)
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To: chiller

>>What does that look like?

Bits of magnetic media on a disk drive. Not much more than than.

Bits whose value is only that which is maintained, and enforced, by the system in whose context they exist.


7 posted on 08/11/2012 8:28:24 AM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: chiller; Oldeconomybuyer; blam; detective; SatinDoll; KansasGirl; MamaTexan; humblegunner; ...

Google the thickness of the rag/paper used to make a $ 100 bill and then calculate the depth of the holes required to contain the following stacks of $100 bills:

1.) 1 Million Dollars
2.) 1 Billion Dollars
3.) 1 Trillion Dollars

Clue: 1, 2 , and 3 stacks differ by a factor of 1,000 each.

For a quick reality check, calculate the depth of the hole in the Earth’s Crust and Mantle by multiplying # 3 by 15.2 to grasp the enormity of the National Debt that WE will, today, be passing on to our Grandchildren’s descendants - - - .


8 posted on 08/11/2012 8:28:49 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: chiller

In one year, light travels roughly 6 trillion miles.

(Light travels to the moon and back - roughly 500,000 miles - in about 3 seconds.)

In one year, the Federal government spends 3.6 trillion dollars.

Therefore, the Federal government spends a dollar in less time than it takes light to travel 2 miles.


9 posted on 08/11/2012 8:35:03 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: chiller

I’ve seen this graphic a trillion times and it always has an impact. It successfully drives the point home! Especially with economically challenged Americans. (which is most)

I wish they could come up with an easy graphic for real history. That’s another clueless subject for most Americans.


10 posted on 08/11/2012 8:39:04 AM PDT by albie
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To: chiller

If from the year 0001 you made $1000 a day, it would be about a thousand years from today before you had a billion dollars. Cant even imagine a trillion


11 posted on 08/11/2012 8:40:12 AM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: DuncanWaring

There are many ways to demonstrate, (time and distance )but none would make the visual impression of the soccer field stacked with palettes of cash to make the point that needs making.


12 posted on 08/11/2012 8:40:21 AM PDT by chiller (GO TEA, especially in the Senate and WE will lead.)
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To: chiller
I give you 15 trillion
13 posted on 08/11/2012 8:43:59 AM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: chiller

In today’s inflation adjusted dollars, every $5T dollars represents the money spent during WWII. So $17T is about 3 1/2 WWII’s.


14 posted on 08/11/2012 8:44:41 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: al baby

It’s depressing. I can’t bring myself to read Mark Steyn’s pieces this weekend.


15 posted on 08/11/2012 8:48:10 AM PDT by chiller (GO TEA, especially in the Senate and WE will lead.)
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To: chiller

Bump


16 posted on 08/11/2012 8:52:27 AM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: al baby

Stacked upon each other, they’d be approx 100 feet tall, which would bring it level with the upper deck, or thereabout. God help us.


17 posted on 08/11/2012 8:54:11 AM PDT by chiller (GO TEA, especially in the Senate and WE will lead.)
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To: chiller
What does that look like?

It looks like one of Obama’s ears!

18 posted on 08/11/2012 9:26:24 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: chiller

A great educational graphic!


19 posted on 08/11/2012 10:04:33 AM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: chiller; All

Every example I have seen uses $100 dollar bills. A true example of a trillion ‘dollars’ would use $1 bills.

If you did, each example in this scenario would have the base size the same but would be 100 times higher.

The stack on the pallet with the man standing next to it is at least 5 feet tall. It would be 500 feet tall. That is the height of a 50 story building. BVB


20 posted on 08/11/2012 10:11:06 AM PDT by Bobsvainbabblings
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To: albie
Print this out and pass it around. It's "what the Government plans to do" statement is now a little outdated, but it is still a useful graphic.

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What does a Trillion dollars look like?, A visual to help people understand what a Trillion dollars really looks like, and to better understand how much the Federal Government is planning on taxing and spending.

21 posted on 08/11/2012 10:14:59 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: DuncanWaring
Federal government spends a dollar in less time than it takes light to travel 2 miles

Astonishing.

I think that in their evil little hearts, liberals truly believe that the federal money supply is unlimited.

After all, they've overspent by trillions....yet, the sun still comes up every day, the union workers still have their jobs, and still vote for democRats, etc.

They see no real consequences.

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22 posted on 08/11/2012 1:18:54 PM PDT by repentant_pundit (Sammy's your uncle, but he behaves like a spoiled rotten kid.)
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To: repentant_pundit

That explains some of them; others worship at the feet of Comrade Cloward and Comrade Piven, doing their very best to spend us into oblivion.


23 posted on 08/11/2012 3:18:45 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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Best way to understand a trillion is to give an example that relates to modern day things.

If you were in a spaceship traveling at the rate of 1 trillion cubits per fortnight, you could arrive at mars in about 4 days.


24 posted on 08/11/2012 5:04:31 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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