One Trillion Dollars, Illustrated (sort of)

We have all heard the news about the proposed national health care reform.

Conservative estimates put the price tag at $1 Trillion, assuming, of course, that the revenue and expense projections are correct.

What exactly is One Trillion Dollars?

Numerically that is: $ 1, 000, 000, 000, 000.

One Trillion is 1,000 times more than One Billion.

One Trillion is also One Million times One Million.

Just how long would it take a person to spend One Trillion Dollars if you spent One Million Dollars per day?

You know, picture yourself buying a One Million Dollar home every day.

It would take One Million Days, or 2,739.73 years, to spend One Trillion Dollars at that rate.

Make no mistake, One Trillion Dollars is a huge sum of money.

So, let’s stop our number calculating with national health care reform and not even consider the overall current national debt, which treasurydirect.gov puts at $11, 545, 275, 000, 000 as of June 30, 2009.

Over For Now,

Main Street One