So the numbers are in and – with interest – the "stimulus" will cost $1.1 trillion dollars. Money that is borrowed, charged to you & I, and must all be repaid. $1.1 TRILLION dollars. Our entire national debt was $10 trillion – $35,000 for every man, woman, and child – and this is going to increase it by more than ten percent.
Perspective – If you were to spend $1 million dollars every day since Jesus was born, you still wouldn't have spent a trillion dollars.
A trillion – $1,000,000,000,000 – one million stacks of one million dollars. A trillion dollars is a 98 million mile high stack of pennies. If you took one trillion dollars and laid them end to end – it would stretch from the Earth to the sun.
(Don't get me started on the fact that the Congressional Budget Office says we will experience an economic decline as a result of the measures in the bill.)
$1.1 TRILLION… all on a bill that the Congressional Budget Office says will cause an economic decline. Damn.
Now – if you'll excuse me – I have to go stack some pennies.