With Barack Hussein Obama's "Stimulus Package" we keep hearing the word "Trillion Dollars" tossed around. With all this talk about a trillion dollars, one begs the question, what does a trillion dollars look like?
We'll start with a $100 dollar bill. Currently the largest U.S. denomination in general circulation. Most everyone has seen them, slighty fewer have owned them. Guaranteed to make friends wherever they go.
A packet of one hundred $100 bills is less than 1/2" thick and contains $10,000. Fits in your pocket easily and is more than enough for week or two of shamefully decadent fun.
Hard to believe but, this next little pile is $1 million dollars (100 packets of $10,000). Easily fits into a Wal-Mart bag and can be carried around without much effort.
While a measly $1 million looked a little unimpressive, $100 million is a little more respectable. It fits neatly on a standard pallet...
Here's a Billion Dollars. That's 10 pallets. (starting to get a little impressive).
Next we'll look at ONE TRILLION dollars. This is that number we've been hearing so much about. What is a trillion dollars? Well, it's a million million. It's a thousand billion. It's a one followed by 12 zeros.
You ready for this?
It's pretty surprising.
(note: Pallets are double stacked)
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