Does Obama Even Know What a Trillion Dollars Is?

“Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.”  –  Douglas Adams

This will help put things in perspective for your Libtarded friends who still think your tax dollars are just monopoly money:

Here is approximately one trillion pennies  ($10 billion dollars) stacked into a 273 foot cube:

Now, in your mind’s eye, image 100 of those cubes.  That is $1 trillion dollars in pennies—truly a magnificent cube worthy of the Borg.

Now, imagine 12 Borg vessels attacking the United States, and you’ll get an idea of the damage Obama is doing to America:

National Debt by the Numbers:  What Does 12 Trillion Mean?
By Chris Carter – The US Report

On Friday afternoon with no media present, President Barack Obama signed a bill which raises our public debt from $12 .394 trillion to $14.294 trillion.

That is an incredible amount of money, but do Americans even grasp how much money $1 trillion (1,000,000,000,000) is, let alone more than 14 trillion?

A million seconds ago, it was only twelve days ago. But a trillion seconds ago – it was 29678 B.C.. Woolly mammoths still roamed the earth, and the Great Lakes won’t be formed for another 20,000 years. Scientists estimate that there aren’t even one trillion stars in our galaxy (only 200 to 400 billion). Lined up end to end, one trillion dollar bills would circle the earth an incredible 380 times.

But our debt has already surpassed $12 trillion. That’s 13 million tons of one-dollar bills. In order to haul off all that cash, you would need more than 100,000 semi trucks. If we laid $12 trillion one-dollar bills side-by-side and end-to-end, we could pave all U.S. highways, streets, and county roads more than twice.

The website Defeat the Debt provides figures like those that put debt levels in understandable perspectives.

If I spent $1 billion a day, it would take just under 34 years of spending to reach the level of our national debt. Yet our federal government takes in trillions of dollars in revenue each year, and they still managed to run up a deficit this massive.

Our national debt wasn’t always so spectacular: only in 1982 did government break the $1 trillion mark. By 1990, the debt was $3.2 trillion. By 2000, it was $5.6. On Sept. 30, 2008, White House documents show that our public debt was $9.9 trillion. But in a matter of just a few months under the Obama administration, our debt has climbed by three trillion dollars. Bear in mind that it took over 200 years for the U.S. to accumulate one trillion dollars of debt. During that time we paid for one revolution, the Louisiana Purchase, a civil war, two world wars, the Great Depression, the Marshall Plan, numerous other conflicts, the space program, and so on. But in a matter of months, our federal government – despite trillions of dollars in tax revenue each year – has accumulated almost three trillion more?

And all of this money being spent by government will have to be paid back by the American taxpayer. According to, as this column went to press, the current share for each taxpayer was over $113,000. The bill signed on Friday by Obama states that any new spending must be paid for either through spending cuts or tax hikes. And which do you think the Obama administration and Congress will choose?

Our society simply cannot endure federal spending of this magnitude. Rather than argue over which political party or administration is to blame, we must work together to reverse this trend immediately, before it’s too late.

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5 Comments on “Does Obama Even Know What a Trillion Dollars Is?”

  1. Mullah Lodabullah Says:

    “Woolly mammoths still roamed the earth …”

    Victims of global warming?

  2. tgusa Says:

    We can’t compare what we did in the past to today. We were not anti-buisness back then. In those days we provided for our own energy needs. There has been a shift between the public and private industries. The private industry now not only provides for the military but for the public industry as well. For instance, our court system is broken and most people would agree with that statement. The court system is a guvmint industry yet we still have to pay for lawyers. The courts are broken so what is the plan put forth, nationalize the health industry so it can become more like the court industry. I watched the movie 1984 on Netfix last night and boy what a disturbing experience. coincidently, Richard Burton has always been my vision of what the modern left is, a movie he did back in 1959 called Look Back in Anger. Here is a description of it from Netflix.
    “Disenchanted Jimmy Porter (Richard Burton) ekes out a living running a candy stall by day and playing jazz trumpet by night. Although he usually takes his frustrations out on his emotionless wife, Alison (Mary Ure), Jimmy’s self-loathing soon threatens to destroy everything. Tony Richardson’s directorial debut based on the landmark play by John Osborne co-stars Claire Bloom and Gary Raymond.”

    As with toady’s left he is his own worst enemy.

  3. tgusa Says:

    In the 1940’s we fought the greatest war in human hisory and in four years, victory, we did it. In September of 1962 JFK said, we choose to go to the Moon and 7 years later we did it. We have wasted four times the tim of WWII and twice the time of the Moon race on a wild goose chase that is called climate change. Those years are gone, wasted, and we can never recover them. Today our nation is part dependent and part independent. The dependents must have the independents to support them yet the leaders of the dependents are at war with the independent providers and something is going to give. When taht happens my guess is the military will have their hands full dealing with angry dependents who are out to lynch their leaders.

    • tgusa Says:

      And if anyone thinks that todays colleges are putting out people who are comparitive to those of the past…well. When the PC was invented they hailed a new generation of science but really we did a heckuva lot more with very much less in the past. That was because we made it hard…on purpose…for a purpose. The wet noodle is no substitute for steel.

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