Thursday, March 12, 2009

What does a trillion look like?

Again and again, we hear that Congress spent over a trillion dollars of your tax dollars in the stimulus. It's a huge number that is hard to really conceptualize. The following picture and the explanation gives you a better idea of how big a trillion is, and why Congressman Shuster opposed spending so much on a bill that will do so little to actually stimulate our economy:

If you are wondering what you're looking at, its a 3D representation of pallets of money - double stacked. For an idea of scale, that red dot on the bottom left is a human being.

Hat tip goes to for the explanation and 3D graphic.

Posted by: Press Secretary

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