How Big is A Trillion Dollars?

by Dual Income No Kids on February 8, 2009 · 0 comments

Hi All,

Well, the spending packages in Washington just keep getting bigger and bigger. These days the numbers are becoming astronomical. This months latest bailout package is nearing a trillion dollars. Now, I think the dollars spent in Washington are nearing amounts where most people don’t actually understand them, simply because we’re not used to dealing in figures that large. For example, I wouldn’t know what a trillion dollars looks like if it hit me in the face – there are only six bucks in my wallet.

So, here is a quick news clip summarizing the issue and trying to make the figure intelligible.

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