Ok, as this is another k-i-l-l-e-r, here I go again.
I am still waiting for one with a well endowed right brain to pic this..............
This is a visual that everyone should 'see'.
And yes, the numbers are slightly off because I rounded at every level instead of just at the end, but you get the idea.
According to the United States treasury, a One Dollar Bill has a thickness of 0.0043 inches. One thousand One Dollar Bills would be one thousand times thicker -- 4.3 inches.
One million is one thousand thousands, so the thickness of $1,000,000 is 4300 inches. Converting to feet and this becomes 358.3 feet. A football field (American) is 360 feet (including both endzones).
One billion -- $1,000,000,000 is one thousand times thicker still or 358,333.3 feet. This is 67.866 miles, the driving distance from New York City to Milford CT.
One Trillion is one thousand billions – one trillion One Dollar Bills stacked one on top of another is 67,866 miles. The circumference of the earth at the equator is 24,901.55 miles. The $1,000,000,000,000 stack would circumnavigate the globe 2.73 times.
The proposed 700 Billion Dollar bailout alone would be a stack of One Dollar Bills stretching 47,506.2 miles, or 1.90 times around the globe.
A stack of One Dollar Bills totaling the current national debt cap of 10.6 trillion dollars would go around the equator 28.93 times. The proposed cap of 11.3 trillion dollars would go around 30.85 times.
There is no politics in this -- only information
Make your own political decision, but make an informed one!