[-empyre-] black money

Jim Andrews jim at vispo.com
Sat Apr 11 07:07:48 EST 2009

a million is a thousand thousands (1,000,000). a billion is a thousand 
millions (1,000,000,000). a trillion is a thousand billions 
(1,000,000,000,000) .

the annual budget of the usa in 2008 was $2,979 billion, or 2.9 trillion.

so you don't really have to go further than "a trillion here".


> Like the man said (I think he was a U.S. Senator from Illinois back in
> the Sixties):
> "a trillion here, a trillion there... pretty soon you're talking about
> real money."

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