The Iraq War Will Cost Us $3 Trillion, and Much More
There is no such thing as a free lunch ... but even rich and strong countries squander trillions of dollars at their peril. Think what a difference $3 trillion could make for so many of the United States' -- or the world's -- problems.
Is trillion the new billion?
The first time someone hears the word trillion, they might not know the number of zeros but they know ... and think pretty hard how many noughts there are. "The answer I think is what we mean is 1,000 billion, which has 12 noughts. Some people still ...
Democrats struggle to understand how Bush Tax Cuts wiped out $6.6 trillion in personal income
rather than resulting in great general prosperity – as argued by Bush and the Republican Party – cost working Americans a total of 6.6 trillion dollars in lost income over 12 years. For each American taxpayer that is $48,000 in pre-tax personal income.
13 Ways to Spend $1 Trillion
So, what would $1 trillion get you? The figure is almost incomprehensible: $1,000,000,000,000. One trillion dollars. That's a dozen zeros. The Congressional Budget ... Everett Dirksen -- "A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking ...
How to Shave $1 Trillion Out of Health Care
There ... the trillion dollars are not good. The United States political system, with its separate houses of Congress and an independent executive branch, augmented by expensive primary battles and long election campaigns, provides many “choke points ...