posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 03:53 PM
It is my suspicion that many Americans, voting Bush or otherwise, have some difficulty appreciating the size of the budget deficit (debt).
To help everybody out, I just did some back of the envlope calculations (pardon if there is an error):
1) If you take a penny, and lay it on your desk, than lay another one right next to it, and keep doing that until you pay off the deficit, the
resulting chain of pennies would be equal to the distance from the Sun to planet Uranus. That, my friends, is a major distance. It takes light a few
hours to travel that distance, so good luck to us trying to pay it off.
2) If you take a human sperm, straighten it up, and keep adding one by one, head to tail, in the numbers equal to the dollar amount of the deficit,
you'll cover the distance from New York to Tokyo. Of course, you'll have to get about 4,000 men to simultaneuosly ejaculate.
[edit on 3-11-2004 by Aelita]