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A Trillion Dollars... "our" Federal government throws it around, spends it, in the multiples like it is nothing. A trillion here, a trillion there, here a trillion, there a trillion....
For most of us we are working with budget figures just slightly smaller. The majority of us have annual budgets that can be measured in the thousands. Lets take a look at some numbers:
$1 X 1000 = $1,000 (Thousand)
$1,000 X 1000 = 1,000,000 (Million)
$1,000,000 X 1000 = 1,000,000,000 (Billion)
$1,000,000,000 X 1000 = $1,000,000,000,000
Finally, times a thousand, times a thousand, times a thousand, times a thousand, that's a one with 12 zeros.. we arrive at a Trillion!
Ok.. maybe 'slightly smaller' should be instead 'astronomically smaller'. In a universe of multi-trillion dollar budgets our little section of just a multi-thousand dollar budget space is a whole different world. For many of us to even imagine the scope of trillion dollar figures is like trying to imagine how the empty void of space can go on forever. It might even seem like 'Rocket Science' to some of us.
A trillion dollars is a staggering amount of money. Understand when "Our" Federal government throws a trillion here, a trillion there, it is YOU and I that must repay it. Lets take a look at some more numbers:
$1,000,000,000,000 (One trillion dollars)
/ (Divided by)
312,820,066 (US Population now)
$3,196.73 (Owed per person)
Every man, woman and child in America is on the hook for $3,196.73 for every trillion "Our" Federal government throws around like it is candy. Oh wait.. it is candy to them and the other pigs feeding at this public trough.
Think about that a moment. These are "your" reps? Your "Reps" just said you all, each and every one of you, has to come up with another $3,000+ to pay for... pig slop at the public trough? $3,000 is a major percentage of your annual operating budget. They don't care give it up... Pork, lots of pork, pork 'R us. Go without food, shelter, medical care if you have to. Can you feel all the love from your "Reps"?
How many people in your family?
1? Your family owes $3,196.73.
2? Your family owes $6,393.46.
4? Your family owes $12,786.92.
8? Your family owes $25,573.84.
Remember.. this is just "Per Trillion". Currently we are all on the hook for over 15 trillion dollars. That's right.. multiply all those numbers by 15. It's hard to put into words the feeling in my heart just knowing my newborn, right out of the womb, before their first breath, owes "our" Federal government $47,950.80. Mostly for feeding pigs. That's $191,803.80 for a family of four.
Let's look at it another way. Instead of us all chipping in our piece to give them just one trillion dollars of pig slop what if instead they gave one trillion dollars to us. All those numbers above in which you owe per trillion are now reversed. Every man, woman and child would receive $3,196.73 per trillion apportioned.
How about this one:
$1,000,000,000,000 (One trillion dollars)
/ (divided by)
3,143 (Number of counties or equivalent)
$318,167,356.03 (Per county)
That's right.. over 300 million dollars per county if one trillion dollars was apportioned to the counties. Seems to me you could easily build a hospital, a school, a library and much more in every county of the country with that money. If we are going to spend a trillion how does that appeal to you as compared to... lets say... feeding pigs slop?
What could we have accomplished collectively if we spent this kind of money on ourselves 15 times? Are we beginning to appreciate, getting back to the astronomical of all this, the massive financial black hole that "our" Federal government is upon this entire country?
It gets even better... now consider this. You in your annual thousand dollar budget might be freaking out over $5 or $10 dollars gone missing. It might very well be do I eat tonight or not. The Pentagon, that is US military, can lose one or two TRILLION, no idea where that money is, and your problem is what? I just paid $6,000 for what? A big FU but the pigs are certainly getting fat and fed well.
What does one TRILLION dollars look like?
All this talk about stimulus packages and bailouts... A billion dollars... A hundred billion dollars... Eight hundred billion dollars... One TRILLION dollars... What does that look like?
One Hundred Million Dollar Penny
1 penny = $100,000,000
$700,000,000,000 Tarp Bailout: 7000 pennies ($70)
$16,000,000,000,000 Secret Federal Reserve Bailout: 160,000 pennies ($1600)
A Trillion Dollars!
This is also a comparison which I saw done with still frames. I found it fascinating, so I wanted to do an animation. Here it is, hope you like it. Kind of scary...
Note: In many countries this number is called billion, but this is the american "trillion".
The audio is the song "Money" from "Mr. King", which I found in Youtubes AudioSwap. My next video will probably be an astronomical one again.
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