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    on the national debt, picture this...

    A hundred dollar bill weighs one gram. (just a factoid I got from the internet.)

    Therefore, a thousand of them weigh a kilogram, and a million weigh a metric ton, and are worth 100 million dollars. A billion dollars would be ten times as much, or ten tons, and a trillion would be ten thousand tons. Multiply that by 20, the current national debt, and you have 200,000 tons of hundred dollar bills.

    Now, let's divide those bills up and load them into half ton pick ups. That would require 400,000 pick ups.

    A Ford F 150 is 209.3 inches long, not including the trailer hitch and/or maxi cab. Let's say, about 18 feet for the average half ton. I'm not sure whether Chevy's are longer or not.

    Now, the Highway patrol recommends at least one car length of distance behind the car ahead for every ten miles per hour, so a row of pickups driving the freeway at 70 mph. would require 8 x 18, or 144 feet of space for each one. Multiply that by 400,000 and the line of pickups, each hauling a half ton of hundred dollar bills would stretch for 57,600,000 feet or just over 10,909 miles.

    There you have it. The national debt is the equivalent of a line of half ton pickups, each loaded with hundred dollar bills, stretching for over 10,000 miles.

    Are there even any freeways that long anywhere in the world?
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    And we just cut taxes so we could make it even bigger....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    A hundred dollar bill weighs one gram. (just a factoid I got from the internet.)

    Therefore, a thousand of them weigh a kilogram, and a million weigh a metric ton, and are worth 100 million dollars. A billion dollars would be ten times as much, or ten tons, and a trillion would be ten thousand tons. Multiply that by 20, the current national debt, and you have 200,000 tons of hundred dollar bills.

    Now, let's divide those bills up and load them into half ton pick ups. That would require 400,000 pick ups.

    A Ford F 150 is 209.3 inches long, not including the trailer hitch and/or maxi cab. Let's say, about 18 feet for the average half ton. I'm not sure whether Chevy's are longer or not.

    Now, the Highway patrol recommends at least one car length of distance behind the car ahead for every ten miles per hour, so a row of pickups driving the freeway at 70 mph. would require 8 x 18, or 144 feet of space for each one. Multiply that by 400,000 and the line of pickups, each hauling a half ton of hundred dollar bills would stretch for 57,600,000 feet or just over 10,909 miles.

    There you have it. The national debt is the equivalent of a line of half ton pickups, each loaded with hundred dollar bills, stretching for over 10,000 miles.

    Are there even any freeways that long anywhere in the world?
    How many tons did Obama add to the national dabt?

    How many Ford pick-em-up trucks would it take to haul just Obama share of the debt.

    About half of the national debt is on Obama, right?

    Right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    How many tons did Obama add to the national dabt?

    How many Ford pick-em-up trucks would it take to haul just Obama share of the debt.

    About half of the national debt is on Obama, right?

    Right!
    Sop the best thing we could possibly do, is have a tax cut and add even more trillions to it, that will show that fucking Obama!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Sop the best thing we could possibly do, is have a tax cut and add even more trillions to it, that will show that fucking Obama!
    Don't sell Obama short.

    He managed to add nearly $10 Trillion to the national debt...in only 8 years!

    Thanks Obama!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    A hundred dollar bill weighs one gram. (just a factoid I got from the internet.)

    Therefore, a thousand of them weigh a kilogram, and a million weigh a metric ton, and are worth 100 million dollars. A billion dollars would be ten times as much, or ten tons, and a trillion would be ten thousand tons. Multiply that by 20, the current national debt, and you have 200,000 tons of hundred dollar bills.

    Now, let's divide those bills up and load them into half ton pick ups. That would require 400,000 pick ups.

    A Ford F 150 is 209.3 inches long, not including the trailer hitch and/or maxi cab. Let's say, about 18 feet for the average half ton. I'm not sure whether Chevy's are longer or not.

    Now, the Highway patrol recommends at least one car length of distance behind the car ahead for every ten miles per hour, so a row of pickups driving the freeway at 70 mph. would require 8 x 18, or 144 feet of space for each one. Multiply that by 400,000 and the line of pickups, each hauling a half ton of hundred dollar bills would stretch for 57,600,000 feet or just over 10,909 miles.

    There you have it. The national debt is the equivalent of a line of half ton pickups, each loaded with hundred dollar bills, stretching for over 10,000 miles.

    Are there even any freeways that long anywhere in the world?
    Do love these kinds of illustrations.


    "National Debt Stacked in Dollar Bills Would Stretch from Earth to Moon Five Times."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    How many tons did Obama add to the national dabt?

    How many Ford pick-em-up trucks would it take to haul just Obama share of the debt.

    About half of the national debt is on Obama, right?

    Right!
    That makes it doubly OK then. It's OK because it can be blamed on a Democratic administration, and it's OK to continue to add to it because now the Republicans are in control. We can always build more pick ups, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    A hundred dollar bill weighs one gram. (just a factoid I got from the internet.)

    Therefore, a thousand of them weigh a kilogram, and a million weigh a metric ton, and are worth 100 million dollars. A billion dollars would be ten times as much, or ten tons, and a trillion would be ten thousand tons. Multiply that by 20, the current national debt, and you have 200,000 tons of hundred dollar bills.

    Now, let's divide those bills up and load them into half ton pick ups. That would require 400,000 pick ups.

    A Ford F 150 is 209.3 inches long, not including the trailer hitch and/or maxi cab. Let's say, about 18 feet for the average half ton. I'm not sure whether Chevy's are longer or not.

    Now, the Highway patrol recommends at least one car length of distance behind the car ahead for every ten miles per hour, so a row of pickups driving the freeway at 70 mph. would require 8 x 18, or 144 feet of space for each one. Multiply that by 400,000 and the line of pickups, each hauling a half ton of hundred dollar bills would stretch for 57,600,000 feet or just over 10,909 miles.

    There you have it. The national debt is the equivalent of a line of half ton pickups, each loaded with hundred dollar bills, stretching for over 10,000 miles.

    Are there even any freeways that long anywhere in the world?


    The money is fiat. Most of it is digital. Eventually, it will all be digital. MMT might be a bit of an oversimplistic cult of fringe macroeconomists, but on the other hand, the leaders of our central bank of and treasury (past and present) do seem to agree with and follow its basic tenets.
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    The national debt increased by $1.4 trillion in 2016.

    The national debt increased by $0.7 trillion in 2017.

    Looks like we are headed in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That makes it doubly OK then. It's OK because it can be blamed on a Democratic administration, and it's OK to continue to add to it because now the Republicans are in control. We can always build more pick ups, right?
    Nah, you got it all wrong...it's NOT OK

    And it's not about Democrats or Republicans.

    It IS about adding to the national debt.

    Obama is the all time champion in that category.

    Thanks Obama!

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