All of recorded human history has elapsed in 220B seconds.
About 900B seconds ago, humanity was still spreading into Europe for the first time.
If the U.S. had spent $10,000,000 a day, every single day, since July 4th, 1776, we still would not reach $900B total by July 4th, 2009. We would not reach $900B until about Feb. 4th, 2023.
If $900B was dispersed equally to every man, woman, and child in the U.S., everyone would receive $3,000.
If $900B was evenly dispersed among every person who has ever lived, each person would receive about $8.45.
$900B could produce 291 copies of the U.S.S. Enterprise, using the inflation adjusted pricetag of $451M when the carrier was commissioned in 1961.
$900B could buy 10,843 F-35 Fighter Jets.
$900B could buy 19.8B barrels of crude oil. At 2007 levels of consumption, 19.8B barrels of oil would provide the U.S. enough oil for 955 years.
$900B worth of pennies would produce 6,187,500 tons of copper, and 241,312,500 tons of zinc. The copper could produce 70,169 full-size copies of the Statue of Liberty.
Melting down $900B worth of pennies and selling the metal on the open market would currently net about $274.5B.
That's all moot, of course, since there are only about $140B worth of pennies in circulation.
A $900B pile of cash, in $100 denominations, would weigh 281,250 tons.
If that pile was stacked one on top of another, it would be 610 miles, 4,200 feet, and 3 inches high.
That same pile could cover about one-half of the total area of Washington D.C..
$900B in $1 denominations could cover all of Rhode Island AND Delaware.
Sadly, $900B would provide only enough money to support the Federal Government for about 3 months. Because the U.S. Federal Government spends about $10,000,000,000 per day, or about $33.33 per person per day.
Did you enjoy your $33 worth of government today?
Imagine what could be done if the U.S. government simply ceased operating for two weeks each year, and $140B in tax breaks were dispersed proportionally back to individual tax payers. If the two week shutdown wasn't announced, do you think you'd even notice? If not, why on Earth are we spending so much on government?
But do you think you'd notice if $140,000,000,000 was injected directly into the hands of tax payers to use how they see fit?
Makes you think...