Perspective on National Debt

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Perspective on National Debt

I was listening to an interview on Cspan and they started to accept callers. An independent caller, who claimed to be a Physics Professor, called in and asked the former senator if he knew the following (see below). I looked up the numbers so that I could post them.

The best way I've seen a Trillion dollars explained !!! Has anyone posted this, or seen it before?

If you won a million dollars and were paid a dollar a second
it would take 13 days to collect.

If you won a billion dollars and were paid a dollar a second
it would take you 31 years to collect.

If you won a trillion dollars and were paid a dollar a second
it would take you 31, 688 years to collect.

316 years if you were paid $100 a second.

It's not if, it's when, the financial system fails.

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