I’m a student of mathematics. After listening to three weeks of billions and trillions, I wonder if anyone other than me has any concept of what those numbers mean.
A billion is one thousand million.
A trillion is one thousand billion.
It is physically impossible for a human being to actually count from zero to one billion in a single lifetime.
A couple of years ago, the total value of every single house in Weston was about $8 billion.
The original cost savings proposal, before the shutdown, saved $80 billion or $80 thousand million and it was laughed at.
The Iraq and Afghan wars are thought to have cost $3 trillion.
It is all so out of control that I’m now of the opinion that 435 people chosen at random, like jury duty, could do a better job than the lot now “serving” in the House. Maybe we should all start counting.
Jon Marks, Sunrise