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America's trillion dollar question

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At news.bbc.co.uk

The language of political arithmetic is now, more than ever, completely removed from the language of everyday life - and that has happened with frightening speed. Using the concept of seconds, there are 86,400 in one day. A million seconds is 11 days. A billion seconds is around 32 years. And a trillion therefore is **32,000 years**. US deficit = $1,750,000,000,000 ($1.75 tn) and debt = $11,000,000,000,000 ($11 tn)!?!!

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So that's like 352,000 years ?   It ... by sommers on Sunday, Mar 1, 2009 at 12:58:45 PM
Correct on the 325,000 years for 11 trillion secon... by Kitty Antonik Wakfer on Sunday, Mar 1, 2009 at 5:17:52 PM