posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 01:30 AM
reply to post by Jacob08
To put it into perspective:
Chicago metropolitan area 9,098,316
So maybe 3.5 million homes
If an average home is $500,000
You cold buy every home in Chicago and still have $50 billion left over!!!
US total employeed persons is 146,743,000 (2007)
If divided by $1.8 Trillion
That means $12 266.34 per worker!
What are they doing with that much money? And that's just federal, not state and city deficits.