Friday, February 27, 2009

How Much is $3.6 Trillion?

Obama has already said that he wants to spend $3.6 trillion next year.  (Don't we all?  Imagine the shoes that would buy.  But I digress...) 

Does anyone really understand how much money that is?

If you had $3.6 trillion and you spent $1 million an hour, non-stop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you wouldn't run out of money for 411 years.

If you took 3.6 trillion one dollar bills and placed them end to end, that line of bills would reach from Capitol Hill to the sun and then back to Capitol Hill and then back to the sun - and then almost all the way back to Capitol Hill again. 

Here is another way to look at it:  $3.6 Trillion is one out of every four dollars produced in the U.S.  It's 25% of the Gross Domestic Product. 

... and that doesn't include the $700 billion in bank bailout money or the $410 billion pork-spending bill currently under consideration on the Hill.  That's another $1.1 trillion, which is a ton of money.  Actually, it's about 1 million tons of money.


Chuck February 28, 2009 at 7:49 PM  

It's getting to the point that it's not real money anymore

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