Is Trillion the New Billion?

As politicians, economists and financial analysts throw around numbers like $9.4 trillion in sub-prime loans, $700 billion in wall street bailout funds  and an $800 billion-plus stimulus package, let’s provide some perspective on just how big a trillion dollars is… think about it like this:

“To put a trillion dollars in context, if you spend a million dollars every day since Jesus was born, you still wouldn’t have spent a trillion,” Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said.

That is pretty humbling.


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