July 22, 2011

The National Debt Depicted in One-Hundred Dollar Bills.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 10:38 pm

When politicians talk comfortably about “billions” and “trillions” of dollars, the numbers are so large that they lose their significance.

Here’s how billions and trillions of dollars would look in real money.

Pretty unnerving, no?

via iOTW

4 Comments »

  1. Wow! The madness must stop!

    Comment by Kevin — July 23, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

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  4. It’s time to bring back larger denomination bills. Use $10,000 bills for that stack and you’ve reduced the size of the debt by 99%! :) :) (Congressional logic at work.)

    Comment by ray — July 29, 2011 @ 1:23 am

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