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.