People have a difficulty conceptualizing a trillion dollars. Here are some stats and visuals to help. Please memorize at least ONE of these to share with friends. The United States is 14 Trillion+ in debt.

A million seconds is 12 days.
A billion seconds is 31 years.
A trillion seconds is 31,688 years.

Add 500 Feet >>>> 1 trillion

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-If you had gone into business on the day JESUS was born, and your business lost a million dollars a day, day in and day out, 365 days a year, it would have taken you until October 2737 to lose just ONE trillion dollars.

-It would take a military jet flying at the speed of sound, reeling out a roll of dollar bills behind it, 14 years before it reeled out one trillion dollar bills.

-In $1 bills stacked would measure 67,866 miles, stretching approximately 2.72 times around the Earth’s equator.
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Hard to believe, but this is One Million in $100 Dollar bills (i.e. not ONE Dollar Bills, think Benjamin Franklin, NOT George Washington)

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One Billion in $100 Dollar Bills (each pallet is 100 million)

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One Trillion $100 Dollar Bills (notice pallets are DOUBLE STACKED!)
Again, $100.00 bills, not $1.00 bills.

Check Out “Schott’s Stimulus Stimulator” http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2009/04/billion-vs-trillion/

Videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBMGms17blE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at3MNu8BRwQ&feature=related

2 comments
  1. I’d like to add that a lot of great information came from LIBERAL websites, back when they were slamming George W. for his whopping 9 Trillion dollar deficits. (Ahhhh…the good ‘ole days of single-digit trillion dolar debt). Inetrestingly, there liberal sites stopped posting about the debt after Obama was elected.

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