MILLINOCKET, Maine, April 2, 2012 - It’s a good idea to occasionally think about the phrase “a trillion dollars” and consider what it actually represents.
A trillion is a one followed by twelve zeros. It’s a million millions. It’s a thousand billions.
Numerically, it looks like this: $1,000,000,000,000.
We should stop using the mere two-syllable word, trillion, and start saying it out the long way.
Then we’d begin to realize that our national debt (as of this writing) is actually fifteen and a half million millions of dollars, or fifteen and a half thousand billions of dollars. Maybe that would help us visualize just how much we are in trouble.
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Harry Reid admits to not reading much ‘stuff’
“…you folks read stuff more than I do…” Harry Reid in response to reporter’s questions about the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare.
It’s a good thing Harry wasn’t being interviewed by Katie Couric. She might imply that he’s stupid and/or ignorant. Oh wait…that only happens if Katie is interviewing Sarah Palin.
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