The Fierce Urgency of Pork

“A failure to act, and act now, will turn crisis into a catastrophe.

— President Obama, Feb. 4.

Catastrophe, mind you. So much for the president who in his inaugural address two weeks earlier declared “we have chosen hope over fear.” Until, that is, you need fear to pass a bill.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/05/AR2009020502766_pf.html

How much is a Trillion $?

President Reagan said the best way to understand a trillion dollars is to imagine a crisp, new stack of $1000 bills.

If you had a stack four inches high, youd be a millionaire. A trillion-dollar stack of $1000 bills would measure just over 63 miles high.

Here’s an article giving examples