Thursday, September 25, 2008


Can I hear an Amen?

By Coach Dave Daubenmire
September 25, 2008

A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

A billion minutes ago Jesus was on Earth.

It will take the United States government 3 hours and 40 minutes 
to spend a billion dollars.

A trillion is 999.9 billion. It is almost impossible to conceive. If you 
had gone into business on the day Jesus was born, and your business 
lost a million dollars a day, day in and day out, 365 days a year, it 
would have taken you until October 2737 to lose a trillion dollars.

A trillion is a million million.

To count out One Trillion ($1,000,000,000,000) dollars nonstop 
without sleeping or eating it would take Thirty-Nine Thousand 
(39,000) years.

If you spent $1000 every second, day and night, you wouldn't hit 
a trillion dollars for 30 years.

If you asked for a trillion dollars at your bank in $100 bills, it would 
make a stack 800 miles high.

Laid end-to-end, a trillion dollars worth of $1 bills would extend 
from the Earth to the Sun.

It would take a military jet flying at the speed of sound, reeling 
out a roll of dollar bills behind it, 14 years before it reeled out 
one trillion dollar bills.

If you were locked in a vault and you could keep every dollar bill
 you initialed, (we're assuming that you initial one bill every 
second and that you don't need to eat, sleep or take comfort 
breaks!) Twelve days of non-stop effort would earn you a 
million dollars.

120 days would give you $10 million.

1200 days - $100 million. That's over three years to get a paltry 
$100 million ... Still a long way to go ...

After 31.7 years, you'd be a billionaire.

But wait, there's more ... we're still only at the billionaire stage
 ... Keep initialing!

After initialing a dollar bill every second without stopping, it 
would take you 31,709.8 years to get to your first trillion.

I know what a $100,000 house looks like. I've seen lots of them. 
And, I suppose I can comprehend a million dollars. If I picture a 
city block with ten houses, each worth $100,000, that's a 
million dollars.

So how many blocks would I have to fill with these $100,000 
houses to make a trillion dollars. Would it be the whole 
neighborhood? The city? More?

If someone built block after block of $100,000 houses, ten houses 
to a block, ten blocks to a mile—that's a hundred blocks per square
 mile—how big would the project be when it reached a trillion 
dollars in value? It would be 10,000 square miles—that's bigger 
than the State of Maryland.

And how about the size of the national debt? How much land 
would we have to cover with $100,000 houses to equal the 
$7 trillion debt? Picture Missouri. The 275 miles from St. 
Louis to Kansas City—covered with houses. The 325 miles 
from the Arkansas line to the Iowa line—covered with houses.
 All the farms, all the lakes, all the rivers—covered with 
$100,000 houses. That's what 7 trillion dollars looks like.

If your annual salary or wage is $50,000 it would take you 
20 million years to earn a trillion dollars.

One trillion dollars ($1,000,000,000,000) is enough money:

To buy everybody living in Los Angeles at least one Lamborghini.

To buy 88,052, 394' custom mega yachts; enough to stretch around 
¼ of the world.

To buy everyone living in Belize and Malta a Manhattan apartment.

To give one out of every two men in the United States a Men’s 
Presidential Rolex watch.

To buy every woman in the United States a Tiffany Diamond 
Starfish Pendant.

To get two Mitsubishi 73? HDTVs for every household in America.

To send everybody in America on an all-inclusive vacation to Tahiti 
(and some people can stay a few extra days).

$1 trillion is enough money for everyone in Buffalo, NY to buy 
their own 65-acre island in Panama.

A person given $1 million a year to spend would need 1 million 
years to blow $1 trillion.

There are about 6.8 billion people in the world, meaning that 
every living person would get $441 if the U.S. government's 
budget was divided up. If the money was split among the 300 
million Americans, everyone would take home $10,000.

Counting to a trillion at a rate of one number a second (no sleeping) 
would take almost 32,000 years.

Tax his land, Tax his wage, Tax his bed in which he lays.
Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes are the rule. 
Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat. 
Tax his ties, Tax his shirts, Tax his work, Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he tries to think. 
Tax his booze, Tax his beers, If he cries, Tax his tears. 
Tax his bills, Tax his gas, Tax his notes, Tax his cash.

Tax him good and let him know That after taxes, he has no dough. 
If he hollers, Tax him more, Tax him until he’s good and sore. 
Tax his coffin, Tax his grave, Tax the sod in which he lays. 
Put these words upon his tomb, ‘Taxes drove me to my doom!’ 
And when he’s gone, We won’t relax, We’ll be after the inheritance TAX!

Accounts Receivable Tax, Building Permit Tax, CDL License Tax, 
Cigarette Tax, Corporate Income Tax, Dog License Tax, Federal 
Income Tax, Fishing License Tax, Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA), 
Food License Tax, Fuel Permit Tax, Gasoline Tax, Hunting License Tax, 
Inheritance Tax, Inventory Tax, IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax), 
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax), Liquor Tax, Luxury Tax, Marriage 
License Tax, Medicare Tax, Property Tax, Real Estate Tax, Service 
charge taxes, Social Security Tax, Road Usage Tax (Truckers), Sales 
Taxes, Recreational Vehicle Tax, School Tax, State Income Tax, State 
Unemployment Tax (SUTA), Telephone Federal Excise Tax, Telephone 
Federal Universal Service Fee Tax, Telephone; Federal, State and 
Local Surcharge Tax, Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax, 
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax, Telephone 
State and Local Tax, Teleph one Usage Charge Tax, Utility Tax, 
Vehicle License Registration Tax, Vehicle Sales Tax, Watercraft 
Registration Tax, Well Permit Tax, Workers Compensation Tax.

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago.
And our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle
class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids. 

What happened? Can you spell ‘politicians’


Laura ~Peach~ said...

ok you have totally boggled my mind... I can think in thousands.. dream in hundreds of thousands but millions are out there somewhere with the stars (in the sky) and trillions well what a sad joke.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Wow ... so glad I just have to scroll down one post and look at those beautiful cakes. Why, I just never know what I'm going to find when I come to see the Lady of the house, but I do know I always say, "Keep it up Sister!"

I love to visit your "house."

Now I'm off to either do a load of laundry, load the dishwasher or test out some of these equations ... hmmmm ... "Honey, got a pen handy? What? Oh, nothing, I'm just going to start initially some dollar bills."

You wouldn't want to see a $100,000 house in CA and I can't even imagine thinking about a whole neighborhood of them -- SCARY! $500,000 buys a nice house in my area, but you'd want to update it a bit so bring along a paintbrush. $700,000 lets you move right in. NOW THAT'S SCARY!!!!!!

Becky said...

There is smoke coming out of my ears but I'm not sure if its because I'm disgusted with politicians or because I'm trying to comprehend a trillion.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

the reason the dr chose not to set her foot before was two fold, they would have to do surgery and since she can not ever stand or walk again they decided not to set it. Mom could not tolerate another surgery unless it was an absolute emergency... HUGS and thanks for the comment on my SWF photos