How much is a trillion?
If you were the most generous boss in the world, with a workforce of 1,000 people making an average of $1,000 per hour, your payroll would be $1,000,000 per hour, or $40 million for a forty hour week, just over $2B per year. At that rate, it would take nearly 500 years to pay out a trillion.
A hundred dollar bill weighs one gram. A thousand, then weigh a kilogram, and a million weigh a metric ton and are worth $100 million. Ten tons = a billion, and 10,000 tons = a trillion. Currently, the deficit amounts to 15, 000 tons of hundred dollar bills. The budget = 37,000 tons, and the debt is 140,000 tons of hundreds.
Can you imagine a pile of hundreds that weighs 37,000 tons? If you were to load them into a train with a fork lift capable of lifting a ton, and if you could load one every ten minutes, it would take you 370,000 minutes to load that train. That's over 6,000 hours. Working ten hour days, it would take the fork lift operator more than 600 days, nearly two years. Taking only limited time off for vacations, probably working six day weeks, two operators would have to operate two fork lifts loading $100 bills one ton at at time to feed the federal government.
Mind boggling, isn't it?
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Stop all subsidies to ALL companies immediately, just like the rich want the working class to take care of themselves, the working class want corporations to either take care of themselves or go bellyup and get out of the way for a successful company no more WORKING CLASS TAXPAYER HANDOUTS to the rich like big oil.
Stop all republican and democrat pet pigouts to their states and everyone gets the same no matter who is in power.
Stop all foreign aid NOW all of it immediately and keep that money right here and put it directly into paying down our debt.
Pull all troops home that cost us a fortune like in Germany, there is no reason for us to have so many bases in Germany to feed their economy bring them home put that cash on the debt, same with South Korea, tell them to have hyundai, Kia, Samsung, LG, and Goldstar pay for their defense we cant afford it anymore.
Have real Tort Reform stop these rich pig lawyer from feeding off the working class trough. Stop frivolous lawsuits that cost govt entities a fortune and make rich lawyers richer. End the endless Malpractice suits costing our health systems a fortune and making scumbags like John Edwards amass 150,000.000 dollar fortune and hes just one Malpractice lawyer.
There are so many ways to end the debt swiftly without attacking the working class like they are a pack of stray dogs.
Yes Social Security and medicare needs to be changed but not Paul Ryans plan to rape them and give it all to the rich in tax cuts, he has 3 or 4 different tax cuts in his plan for the rich and the rest of his plan sticks it to the working class.
Public Workers and auto workers and Walmart workers and waitress' and waiters and Kmart and Mc Donald cashiers that get up every morning and work weekends are not SCUMBAGS or lowlifes no they arent as successful as some of you but that doesnt mean they are not entitled to anything and you richy rich kids are entitled to it ALL. IF it werent for the working class who would wipe the spoiled brats behinds and cut their grass...they talk like everyone thats not wealthy and successful is a turd..
Personally, Ive heard enough of that vitriole.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Lets do the fair tax thingy...you want a fulltime walmart worker making 320.00 a week to 15% flat tax and state income taxs and fica and unemployment insur and all other deductions then pay for lifes necessities and their health care and save for their retirement.
The rich are living in lalaland if you think all this is going to pass or even possible.. because you elected a handful of teaparty far righters.
Just for info..I was not a walmart worker and Im not a very wealthy man but I am quite comfortable and self sufficient in my retirement this isnt about what I want and my feelings are not based on my personal wants. Paul Ryans Plan doesnt effect me in any way. I just thinks its wrong.
Tax Stats This of course does not include the credits that actually have many paying negative taxes.and show me that 40% pay no taxs I dont believe that and dont include the 10% that are now unemployed not paying taxes for obvious reasons..
To begin with, no one should be paying 35% of their income to the Federal Government.and how much do you expect a part time walmart worker to pay in taxs btw ? or a full time walmart worker ? want them to pay 35% same as the rich...so a walmart worker that makes 10 bucks an hour 32 hrs is considered full time...makes 320 a week you want what 35% of that on top of state income taxs and Fica and unemployment insurance which they all pay...COOL
What percentage of Walmart employees work only 32 hours a week and what is the median wage of a walmart worker?
No one should be paying FICA taxes because the whole Social Security/Medicare system is unconstitutional.
If you limit the Federal government to the enumerated powers stated in the COTUS, you could have a tax rate far below even 10%.
Of course the Ryan plan will not pas, the Dems control the Senate and the White House and the only plan that either of them have is to tax the rich and spend even more.
Last edited by ggh; 04-14-11 at 06:55 AM.