Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Pistolenschutze, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. This appeared on Fox News today:

    The president’s budget team has already broken down that figure in terms of tax revenue and spending allocations to the myriad agencies that compose the federal government.

    Here are a few helpful examples, though, to help put so many trillions in a little perspective.

    – If you spent $1 million an hour, non-stop for 24 hours a day, you wouldn’t run out of money for 411 years.

    – If you took 3.6 trillion one-dollar bills, and placed them end-to-end, that line of bills would reach from Capitol Hill to the sun and then back to Capitol Hill and then back to the sun — and then almost all the way back to Capitol Hill again.

    – Or try this: 3.6 trillion seconds ago, our ancestors were using stone tools and Neanderthal men still roamed Europe.

    University of Maryland economics Professor Peter Morici has a different way of looking at a $3.6 trillion federal budget:

    “That’s one out of every four dollars produced in the U.S. It’s 25 percent of the GDP,” he said.

    And that doesn’t even include the $700 billion in bank bailout money or the $410 billion spending bill under consideration on the Hill. That’s another $1.1 trillion, which is also a ton of money — actually that’s roughly 1 million tons of money.
  2. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    pistol, i am going to take a small little white pill and relax 4 a change. i may say something tomorrow. but to let you know i am reading your mind

  3. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    Ell, not much I can do about it, today, because It's raining.
  4. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    I have been wondering how many square feet that amount would take up.
  5. I saw it last night....in one dollar bills stacked up from here to the moon and back again....:mad:
  6. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    stock up bunker down and hold on
  7. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    Here's an idea. Why don't they take that $3,600,000,000,000 and buy lottery tickets. That stands a better chance of fixing the economy than what they have planned. Make sure some of them are scratch offs. That will give Pelosi , Reid, and Schumer something to do.
  8. Yup, perhaps if they spent their time scratching off tickets, they would have less time to screw up the government. :rolleyes:
  9. Somebody on FOX news said that $3,600,000,000,000 in paper money weight would equal the tonnage of 120 Nimitz aircraft carriers. That's 11,640,000 tons total.
  10. Tom Militano

    Tom Militano New Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Jacksonville, AL
    That's more money than I make in five years!!!
  11. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    I worked for a decent sized Waste to Energy Plant and it would take over 21 years just to burn that tonnage of cash and it would generate about 8 million mega watt hours of electricity. Probably a better use than they will put it to.
  12. Wow.
  13. muddober

    muddober Active Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    Carson City Nevada
    That was a very discriminatory statement,:rolleyes: you left out that other idiot Barney Frank.
  14. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    You mean the guy that said everything is fine when Bush tried to head off the banking crisis in 2004? The guy that responded to the hot bottoms ad in the personals section "men seeking men"? That Barney Frank that keeps getting re-elected?