What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

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This post is meant to be educational, not inflammatory (Hope the mods agree), so lets keep politics out of it. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Nowadays, trillion is the new billion and I think that it is such a large unit of measure, most people cant wrap their heads around it. Its a million million dollars. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.... http://www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html Enjoy!
 
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There are 60 seconds in a minite so you would count $60 in one minute. There are 60 minutes in an hour so you would count 60x60 = $3600 in one hour. There are 24 hours in a day so you would count 24X60x60 = $8,6400 in one day. There are 365 days in a year so you would count 24X60x60x365 = $31,536,000 in one year. To find how long it would take to count to a trillion dollars divide 1 trillion by 31,536,000. That is 1,000,000,000,000/31,536,000 = 31,709.79 years.
http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/QQ/database/QQ.09.99/keck1.html
 
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Looks like a heck of a lot of bailing us out of years of inept management dragging us under. Hope we all keep our nose above water.
 
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In Fiscal Year 2008, the U. S. Government spent $412 Billion of your money on interest payments* to the holders of the National Debt. Compare that to NASA at $15 Billion, Education at $61 Billion, and Department of Transportation at $56 Billion. -- As of March 2009, the total interest spent so far this fiscal year is $169 Billion. The interest expense paid on the National Debt is the third largest expense in the federal budget.
http://www.federalbudget.com/
 
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Try making a computer file with a Trillion periods or dots in it. Maybe on a spreadsheet, if you fill one cell with say 100 dots (size the cell appropriately) then copy and paste, wow how long would it take to do that?
 
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We really need to have a $1,000 bill. Cut down on the number of pallets of cash that get shuffled around. And get rid of the danged penny already!
 
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 Originally Posted By: Samilcar
We really need to have a $1,000 bill. Cut down on the number of pallets of cash that get shuffled around.
Before the times of electronic bank transfer, they printed a $100,000 bill. Anymore, by government standards, that's chump change.
 
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