Trying to visualize a TRILLION dollars

As Lynn Woolsey and the rest of Congress spend TRILLIONS as if they were “just” billions, let’s try to wrap our minds around what a TRILLION really is.

Here is a way to think of a TRILLION in terms of $1000 bills:

And here is a way to think of it in terms of more common $100 bills:

How much is a trillion dollars?

And finally, think in terms of the $1 bill:

How much is 1 trillion dollars?

A stack of one trillion one-dollar bills would reach 68,000 miles in space. If you spent $1 million dollars a day from the day Jesus was born until now, you would only have spent about three quarters of a trillion.

If you laid one trillion one-dollar bills end to end, it would make a chain from the earth to the moon 200 times. One trillion dollars would stretch nearly from the earth to the sun. It would take a jet flying at the speed of sound, reeling out a roll of dollar bills behind it, four years before it reeled out one trillion dollar bills. A million seconds is 11.5 days. A billion seconds is 32 years. A trillion seconds is 32,000 years.


About district6voter

A concerned Northern California citizen who believes Representative Lynn Woolsey ought to be replaced in November, 2010.
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2 Responses to Trying to visualize a TRILLION dollars

  1. Brian Brown says:

    I fear nobody will take it seriously until it has a profound effect on them and if it is explained, there will be resistance and rejection. There is something new in the liberal DNA that doesn’t allow common sense discussion. Jim Jones couldn’t have done a better job. I have always summed it up this way; if you have suspicions about your husband, wife, boyfriend, or girl friend wouldn’t you want to know? …At least be on alert? …Watch closer? …Investigate?

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with doing a little research on the state of the economy and who is involved in its current condition. Once one peers into the bowels of the beast in D.C., examines historical data, examines what worked and what didn’t in history, one might see our situation through new eyes… informed eyes. If you are left or extreme left, this is about you too. You are equally entitled to a life of freedom and prosperity. Give it a try.


    • Yes, indeed, Brian. Wherever someone is on the political spectrum, the wise thing to do is to question what the politicians and the financial “experts” are saying and doing in Washington, in each state, and locally. The populace in America has trusted the “professional”s too long and look where it has gotten us. It’s time for the people to take an active part in taking back their country.

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