View Full Version : Putting a Billion into prospective

05-21-2003, 11:20 AM
Easy come, easy go.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into perspective in one of its releases: A billion seconds ago it was 1959. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate Washington spends it.

05-22-2003, 06:50 AM
Now that hits the nail on the head. It's a lot more than I thought, till the government got into it. /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

05-22-2003, 06:52 AM
acually Im very suprise it was not spent faster then that. /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

05-22-2003, 12:46 PM
Like some Senator who was opposed to so much spending said, "A billion dollars here and a billion dollars there; it doesn't seem like much, but after a while it adds up."

05-22-2003, 01:08 PM
Tom - That was the late Sen. Everett Dirksen. Think the actual quote was, "A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about REAL money."

Walt in VA

05-22-2003, 03:50 PM
The sad part is I really think they all think that way /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif It's just to easy to think that way when your spending other peoples money. Which is what they're doing /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

05-22-2003, 05:40 PM
A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive <hr /></blockquote>

He still is.