Archive for March 30th, 2010

After a Time It Adds Up to Some Real Money

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

$1,000,000 Million
$1,000,000,000 Billion
$1,000,000,000,000 Trillion

There’s a lot of talk these days about government spending and borrowing,  and the national debt.  I can’t even imagine these numbers without a chart.  But so what if I can envision them now?  Who’s going to pay it?

Would you lend our government money?  We do better than that – we give it to them.

Just because they sound the same, doesn’t mean the numbers are even close. Think of it this way: imagine a stack of new $100 bills. A MILLION dollars would be a stack just over 3 feet high. It could fit on your desk.

A BILLION dollars would be a stack about the height of the Empire State Building.

A TRILLION dollars in hundreds? That stack would be over 270-miles tall.
Skylab was the first US space station which was launched into a 270 miles altitude orbit on May 14, 1973 as part of the Apollo program.

If a person spent $1-million a minute, it would take…….oh, who the hell cares?

Obama to Our Troops in Afghanistan:

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

“I will never send you into harm’s way unless it’s absolutely necessary..”