I was doing some calculations trying to wrap my head around $700 billion. First one needs to see what it looks like written out long hand:
(for ease of typing I round all calculations)
There are approximately 100 million households in this country. If all households were to receive an equal portion of that money it would equate to $7000 per household. If instead of giving an equal share to each household it were to be divided up to each person equally everyone would receive $2300.
If this money were to be printed out in sheets of 100 $100 bills at 1 second per sheet it would take about 2.25 years to print it all out. I imagine that modern printing presses work at much faster speeds…but still.
If a person were to work for minimum wage at a standard 40hour/week it would take 54 million years to earn $700 billion. Likewise, we can say 54 million minimum wage earners earn $700 billion per year.
If one person were to be unlucky enough to have all of this money deposited into his bank account he would be dead in 3.6 years after succumbing to a life of hookers and blow.