Debt? What is a Trillion, let alone 18 trillion…For foolish sheep to read…

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‎Thursday, ‎October ‎29, ‎2015
What is just a Trillion dollars or what is just a Trillion?
If anything, this situation has proved the government is nothing but a dictatorship backed by deadly force… no different than the dictatorships in the banana republics, just more polished and cleverly propagandized.
If you count backward, then:
1 million seconds = 12 days ago.
1 billion seconds = 31 years ago.
1 trillion seconds = 30,000 B.C.
Guess how long it would talk to count to one trillion at a steady pace?

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 60×60 = 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

How long ’til Americans get pissed off enough to circle congress with torches and pitch forks?
If anything, this situation has proved the government is nothing but a dictatorship backed by deadly force… no different than the dictatorships in the banana republics, just more polished and cleverly propagandized.
So I guess a trillioniare would never know that he was a trillioniare because he could not live long enough to count all his money?
Back in 1981 our national debt was a trillion dollars. Now let’s take what a trillion dollars acturally is. I called such a figure, a trillion dollars, incomprehensible, and I’ve been trying ever since to think of a way to illustrate how big a trillion really is. And the best I could come up with is that if you had a stack of thousand-dollar bills in your hand only 4 inches high, you’d be a millionaire. A trillion dollars would be a stack of thousand-dollar bills 67 miles high.
This comparison is often quoted as a stack of one-dollar bills 67,000 miles high (perhaps because thousand-dollar bills don’t exist). No matter which denomination you use, I give the explanation an A for effort, but an F for performance. For I have little idea of how far 67,000 miles is. I know it’s way too far to walk and even too far to fly (jumbo jets have a maximum range of around 7,000 miles). But is it large as a national debt? I have no idea. Perhaps a large national debt would reach all the way to Mars. The connection to a height has merely replaced one meaningless idea ($1 trillion) with another meaningless idea (a stack 67,000 miles high).
So, at a dollar a second how long would we have to wait before we could see the pile grow to $1 trillion? Are you ready for the answer? Drum roll, please. It would take over 31,688 years. Even at $10 per second they would still have to have started handing you the money more than a thousand years before the birth of Christ! And even at $100 per second none of us could live long enough to get it all.

At $100 per second we are still only talking about $8,640,000 a day. So in a year you would have accumulated only a little over $3 billion. It will take more than 316 years to reach $1 trillion.

A trillion dollars is so much money that you and I would probably not be able to spend that much for ourselves unless we bought a small country somewhere. Most of us would have trouble trying to spend a billion dollars, and a trillion is a thousand billion. So, if the government wants to reduce the deficit by a trillion dollars, it would have to do the equivalent of cutting a billion dollars from each of one thousand government programs.

You could reduce the government’s defense expenditures to zero, and you would still not be cutting a trillion dollars from the budget.

The frightening truth is that Congress cannot easily cut $1 trillion from the deficit. The reality is that if you gave a new congressman on his first day on the job a copy of the budget, and told him to cut $10,000 from the budget every second of every day nonstop, his term in Congress would be up before he had cut out $1 trillion.
The numbers are too big, because the federal government is too big.
Workers are making less than they were five years ago, and have virtually nothing saved…

The 76% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck would be immediately exposed to eviction, hunger, and empty gas tanks if their paychecks bounce, if they are furloughed and are not paid, or if they are laid off from the private sector fallout.

The roughly 63 million people on Social Security, 48 million collecting food stamps, 50 million on Medicare, and 4 million on Medicaid will lose vitally important income and benefits. Virtually all of this money keeps these people alive.

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