The Tiger's Eye: Hmmmmmmmm...

25 August 2009


Ok, Monday the White House Budget office released figures that say that by 2019 the Federal Budgett Deficit will be $9 Trillion.

How "big" is that number?

Well; the most recent estimates of the age of the universe from the Big Bang till now is about 15 Billion years.

15,000,000,000 years.

Yeah, 15 followed by 9 zeros.

9 trillion is 9,000,000,000,000.

9 followed by 12 zeros.

9 Trillion is 600 times larger than 15 Billion.

Think about that, if left alone the deficit will be 9 TRILLION DOLLARS in 2019.

I'll be 58 years old then. I was hoping to be able to retire in some level of comfort around then and maybe start a consulting firm. I guess I may have to change my plans.

Oh yeah, we voted for hope and CHANGE didn't we?