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  1. Here’s a few more I like:
    If you spent a dollar a second, it would take you 32,000 years to spend a trillion dollars.
    If you lined up dollar bills end-to-end, a trillion dollars would stretch from the Earth to the Sun and back again 4.5 times.
    In adjusted 2009 dollars, a trillion dollars would pay for about 5 complete Apollo programs, including all research, development, and landings.

    A complete Mars landing program could have been tacked on to the latest stimulus bill and hardly been noticed. How much stimulus do you think that would have had on the economy? 400,000 jobs, from high-level eggheads to plumbers and electricians, all working in a culture of high achievement and cranking out new technologies. But no, they spent the money on crap like ACORN and NPR and $81 million on new schools in an area with declining enrollment.
    PJ O’Rourke was never more correct than when he said:
    “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”

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