32,000 years

The world laughed when it heard that Zimbabwe recently issued $100 Trillion bank notes but with all the talk in Washington about stimulus this and stimulus that Americans are now officially and fully desensitized to just how big a trillion is.  Washington has delivered us deficits in the trillions and is talking about coming up with (printing) over a trillion in “stimulus” cash infusions spread around like pet projects.  I am certain that you have never really given any thought to how big a trillion is.   Put it this way…..if you were to count to a trillion one second at a time it would take you 32,000 years.  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, …..

Every Economist and pundit says  the root of the problem is bad mortgages that spilled over into everything else.  If we are going to blow a trillion dollars “stimulating” things wouldn’t it just be easier to simply pay off the bad mortgages on be done with it.   It would hardly cost trillions.   I know its not very capitalistic (at all) but in the era Obama and the thrill of Socialism it would be nice to see politicians attack the problem at the very least by going after the problem instead of inventing ways to spend more money that is not theirs in the first place.

32,000 years to count to a trillion….



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