Tuesday, September 22, 2009
You know, it seems like these crazy numbers get thrown around these days any time we start talking about government spending.
I think one of the reasons there is not more outrage about the amount of money these yahoos are spending, is that the numbers are just plain hard to comprehend. Heck, they might not even understand how much money that is.
I'm not calling anyone stupid... It's just, when is the last time you saw a trillion of anything? And don't count molecules... they are too small for us to see individually, as a rule.
Its almost impossible to visualize that number... its so big, its almost nonsensical... just like that scene in Austin Powers where Dr. Evil demands a sum of money so huge that all the good guys can do is laugh at him.
Anyhow, I found the following movie helpful in trying to wrap my head around the amount of money being kicked around in Washington: