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How Much Is A Trillion?

This year our governmental deficit is projected to be $1.56 trillion dollars – or perhaps more accurately stated with all the zeros in place – $1,560,000,000,000.  The deficit alone is almost 11% of our GDP.

A trillion is a pretty daunting number to comprehend, but here  is one way to put it into perspective.

A million seconds = 12 days.

A billion seconds = 31 years.

A trillion seconds = 31,688 years.

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