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:
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.