|One Hundred Dollars|
|$100 - Most counterfeited money denomination in the world.|
Keeps the world moving.
|Ten Thousand Dollars|
|$10,000 - Enough for a great vacation or to buy a used car.|
Approximately one year of work for the average human on earth.
|One Million Dollars|
|$1,000,000 - Not as big of a pile as you thought, huh?|
Still this is 92 years of work for the average human on earth.
|One Hundred Million Dollars|
|$100,000,000 - Plenty to go around for everyone.|
Fits nicely on an ISO / Military standard sized pallet.
|One Billion Dollars|
|$1,000,000,000 - You will need some help when robbing the bank.|
Now we are getting serious!
|One Trillion Dollars|
When the U.S government speaks about a 1.7 trillion deficit - this is the volumes of cash the U.S. Government borrowed in 2010 to run itself.
Keep in mind it is double stacked pallets of $100 million dollars each, full of $100 dollar bills. You are going to need a lot of trucks to freight this around.
If you spent $1 million a day since Jesus was born, you would have not spent $1 trillion by now...but ~$700 billion- same amount the banks got during bailout.
|One Trillion Dollars|
|Comparison of $1,000,000,000,000 dollars to a standard sized American Football field and European Football field.|
Say hello to the Boeing 747-400 transcontinental airliner that's hiding on the right. This was until recently the biggest passenger plane in the world.
15 Trillion Dollars
|$15,000,000,000,000- Unless the U.S. government fixes the budget, US national debt (credit card bill) will topple 15 trillion by Christmas 2011.|
Statue of Liberty seems rather worried as United States national debt passes 20% of the entire world's combined GDP (Gross Domestic Product).
In 2011 the National Debt will exceed 100% of GDP, and venture into the 100%+ debt-to-GDP ratio that the European PIIGS have (bankrupting nations)
If you live in USA this is also your personal credit card bill; you are responsible along with
everyone else to pay this back. The citizens of USA created the U.S. Government to serve
them, this is what the U.S. Government has done while serving The People.
The unfunded liability is calculated on current tax and funding inputs, and future demographic
shifts in US Population.
Source: Federal Reserve & www.USdebtclock.org - visit it to see the debt in real time and get a better grasp of this amazing number.
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This is a jaw dropping presentation of just how far in debt tie United States really is. I have to admit, there is a part of me that thinks
we should default on the debt. Not in a Michelle Bachmann, Tea Party way- where they are so revved up with anti government
rhetoric it's not even funny, and is totally irresponsible. But in a way that would make this country sober up about our debt. When I say "our debt" I really mean the debt the GOP is responsible for in the 8 years of the G.W. Bush era.