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How Big is
a Trillion Dollars?
Nov 17, 2012
DC – Whoa, girl friends, gather round, shut up, and pour yourselves
another hot cup of Rocket Java. Have you ever seen a million dollars? How
about a billion dollars?
What does One Trillion dollars look like?
All this talk
about "stimulus packages" and "bailouts"... A billion dollars here...
a hundred billion dollars there... Eight hundred billion
dollars for President Bush’s TARP bailout... Eight hundred billion dollars
for President Obama’s ARRA “stimulus package”… One TRILLION
What does that
with a $100 dollar bill, currently the largest U.S. denomination in general
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 a week or two of shamefully
Believe it or
not, this next little pile is $1 million dollars (100 packets of $10,000).
You could stuff that into a grocery bag and walk around with it.
While a measly
$1 million looked a little unimpressive, $100 million is a little more
respectable. It fits neatly on a standard pallet...
And $1 BILLION
Next let’s look
at ONE TRILLION dollars. What is a trillion dollars? It's
million-million. It's a thousand-billion. It's a one followed by 12
zeros. Compare this pile below with the guy standing near the pallets in
the same picture, far left, and notice those pallets are double stacked.
Note that the
U.S. deficit, $16 Trillion,
equals sixteen of the above pictures. Our entire GDP equals about $15
Trillion. We essentially owe more than we earn.
amount of promised future handouts, mandated expenditures for such things as
Social Security, Medicare, Defense, and everything else promised to be
delivered by the federal government totals about $105 Trillion.
Worse yet, the
current total amount of toxic derivatives of paper and credit money
generated by the Federal Reserve and Wall Street bankers worldwide – hold on
to your jock straps, folks – equals more than $640 Trillion. Think about
it. That’s over 640 times the One Trillion dollar double-stacked pallets of
Pulp Fiction Dollars pictured above. 640 times!
We say “Pulp
Fiction Dollars” because none of this paper money is backed by ANYTHING, not
gold, not silver, not even our GDP (currently at $15 Trillion). No wonder
the U.S. dollar is worthless.
So, what is it
that President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress want to do? Print up and
spend even more trillions and trillions and trillions of pulp fiction
dollars for their Welfare Programs such as a national health care program,
Cap ‘N Trade, and an extended War in Afghanistan.
leaders and central bankers must be insane. Why do they keeping inflating
the dollar, printing it up out of thin air, and selling it to us as a
inflating the dollar is just a clever method by which to transfer the
productive wealth of Americans into the pockets of special interest groups
and the central bankers. It’s just that simple. Inflation is a clever form
of taxation. It’s a clever way for Congress to pay for its giant welfare
state programs without having to tax you directly. It’s a clever Ponzi
Scheme taught as legitimate economics at all the major universities.
Very few people
understand how they are being fleeced by those who claim to be helping them,
namely the politicians and the central bankers at the Federal Reserve.
at that pile of a trillion dollars again. Imagine 640 piles of that
money. Can you imagine a quadrillion dollars? How about a quintillion
dollars? The German Weimar Republic printed quintillions of Reichmarks in
the 1920’s and bankrupted Germany, leading to Adolph Hitler and WW II.
Zimbabwe recently printed 100 trillion dollar notes. That country is
What are you
going to do to stop this U.S. monetary insanity? Time for Congress to audit
and then abolish the Federal Reserve and return to a 100% non-fractional
reserve gold monetary system. Time to vote in new Congressmen and women in
2014. And a rational President in 2016. – FM Duck
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