Friday, September 25, 2009

One Trillion Dollars

dollar bills We often hear about Obama and Congress spending money in the trillions, sometimes it’s just hard to get a grasp on how much one trillion dollars is.

My husband was involved in a similar discussion and a friend cleared it up with the following analogy.

A man gave his wife a million dollars and told her to spend $1000 a day. She came back 3 years later to say the money was gone.
He then gave her a Trillion dollars and told her to spend a million dollars a day. She didn't come back for 3000 years.

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  1. I think I need to give my wife a trillion dollars....

  2. I had someone put a flyer in my mailbox, as they were celebrating a 25th anniversary of being in business and having a big sale.

    It made comment about the stimulus. They said that if you spent $1000 per second for 25 years, you would have spent about the same as Congress.

    Amazing to think about, either way.

  3. It is a funny, and great analogy. These trillions or dollars they talk just seems so far beyond comprehension!