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The current "stimulus" bill is nearly a trillion dollars. Just how much is that?

I saw this today to help put it in perspective...
If you could go back in time to when Christ was born and spend a million dollars a month, you wouldn't even come close to a trillion dollars.
Wow.

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kaycee14

Asked by kaycee14 at 12:27 AM on Feb. 5, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • its way to much that is what it is his "plan" is just pointless and wont help the economy
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:32 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • ok, someone explain this to me like you would to a 2 yo: how can you afford a trillion dollar stimulus..on top of a gazillion dollar deficit that already exists? i know spending money will stimulate the economy...blahblahblah..but this where is this money coming from? for real? most people are tightening their belts, beginning to put more into savings, pay down debts..that doesn't spend money..that will only make things worse, in a sense. but that's what the natural response is by the average tax-payer..not spend extra money. i just don't get it.
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 12:51 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • spend spend spend..makes me ill.The thing is full of things that have no business being a part of a "stimulus" pack.Will only put us in further debt and our grandchildren will pay.So urgent for this to go through ......yet it would not do much at all to stimulate the economy any time real soon.
    Get rid of the crapola and put out something that will give a good jolt to the economy for right now......from there the economy will bounce back.

    bunch of payoffs...and partisan agenda.WEASEL our way into spreading government.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:55 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • I meant to put "urgent" ..........bunch of bull.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:58 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • : thehairnazi

    We are borrowing it from other countries, primarily China. To make it messier, if this bill goes, it will tick off several of the people we borrow from with the buy American steel only clause, and they will very likely either jack up their interest rates, set up trade sanctions or both, so it will cost even more.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:03 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • hairnazi brings up a great point.... were is all the money coming from?....

    i got a feeling taxes are going to sky rocket pretty soon...
    JuLiAnSmOmMy317

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 1:07 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • So does this mean since you all think it is so terrible that when you get your personal stimulous checks you will return them on principal? If not, then stop spewing all this mess. You cant have it both ways. That would make you a hypocrit...of course a $1000 or so might make that worth it, huh?
    NorahSethsMommy

    Answer by NorahSethsMommy at 1:19 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • Sweetie, you're not getting a personal stimulus check, at best you will maybe get a tax credit if it's not stripped from the bill and it passes at all.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:20 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • how would another stimulus check help? but us more in debt is what it seems... we dont have the money now... if we get one... we are not going to put it into the economy (sad but true)... we will get caught up on some bills and put the rest in savings...
    JuLiAnSmOmMy317

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 1:23 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • norah it is TERRIBLE...I am hoping to see alot of crap cut out and something real put in...then I will be satisfied as far as the stimulus goes.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:29 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

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