A billion seconds is 32 years.
A billion hours brings you back to Biblical times.
A billion days ago no people or animals walked the earth.
He ended with ... "our government spends a billion dollars every
8 hours and 20 minutes" ... a rather sobering thought since that amounts to (on average) more than
3 billion dollars each dayRealizing that our National DEBT is now measured in TRILLIONS ...
27 billion dollars each week
240 billion dollars each month
2920 billion dollars each year
I recognized that his examples would need to be multiplied by 1000 ... once again rendering the numbers incomprehensible to me.
The only debt I carry is a mortgage and that would have been paid long ago if I hadn't had to buy out my 'ex' at inflated prices. Even so, my home will be paid off in about 9 years. I learned from my Dutch mom the value of money, the way compound interest works for or against me, and to save for what I want so I can pay cash or decide against the purchase altogether.
Considering my own limited budget as a retired teacher still paying for my home ... my personally responsible frugal habits ... my rather frantic dismay at what's happened to my savings & investments ...
I began to look into how the government allocates those funds.
Since this is already lengthy, tomorrow I'll share some of what I learned online as food for thought and discussion, but I'm curious about your responses today.
Thought for Today
"Who recalls when folks got along without something if it cost too much?" Kin Hubbard