This comes courtesy our old friend, Snake Oiler (though not sure if he made it himself or got it from somewhere).

Be sure to catch the video at the end!

One Hundred Dollars

$100 – Most counterfeited money denomination in the world. Keeps the world moving.

Ten Thousand Dollars

$10,000 – Enough for a great vacation or to buy a used car. Approximately one year of work for the average human on earth.

One Million Dollars

$1,000,000 – Not as big of a pile as you thought, huh? Still this is 92 years of work for the average human on earth.

One Hundred Million Dollars

$100,000,000 – Plenty to go around for everyone. Fits nicely on an ISO / Military standard sized pallet.

One Billion Dollars

$1,000,000,000 – You will need some help when robbing the bank. Now we are getting serious!

One Trillion Dollars

$1,000,000,000,000 – When the U.S government speaks about a 1.7 trillion deficit – this is the volumes of cash the U.S. Government borrowed in 2010 to run itself.

Keep in mind it is double stacked pallets of $100 million dollars each, full of $100 dollar bills. You are going to need a lot of trucks to freight this around.

If you spent $1 million a day since Jesus was born, you would have not spent $1 trillion by now…but ~$700 billion – same amount the banks got during bailout.

One Trillion Dollars (Again)

Comparison of $1,000,000,000,000 dollars to a standard-sized American Football field and European Football field.

Say hello to the Boeing 747-400 transcontinental airliner that’s hiding on the right. This was until recently the biggest passenger plane in the world.

15 Trillion Dollars

$15,000,000,000,000 – US national debt (credit bill) has just topped the 15 trillion 2 months before Christmas 2011.

Statue of Liberty seems rather worried as United States national debt passes 20% of the entire world’s combined GDP (Gross Domestic Product). In 2011 the National Debt will exceed 100% of GDP, and venture into the 100%+ debt-to-GDP ratio that the European PIIGS have (bankrupting nations).

$ 114.5 Trillion Dollars

What $114,500,000,000,000.00 Looks Like

$114,500,000,000,000. – US unfunded liabilities

To the right you can see the pillar of cold hard $100 bills that dwarfs the WTC & Empire State Building – both at one point world’s tallest buildings. If you look carefully you can see the Statue of Liberty.

The 114.5 Trillion dollar super-skyscraper is the amount of money the U.S. Government knows it does not have to fully fund the Medicare, Medicare Prescription Drug Program, Social Security, Military and civil servant pensions. It is the money USA knows it will not have to pay all its bills.

If you live in USA this is also your personal credit card bill; you are responsible along with everyone else to pay this back. The citizens of USA created the U.S. Government to serve them, this is what the U.S. Government has done while serving The People.

The unfunded liability is calculated on current tax and funding inputs, and future demographic shifts in US Population.

Epilogue: A Message for Republicans

Get some nuts!

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  1. And generation y is going to pay this? I think not. Have you looked around at the majority of 20 somethings lately? If you haven’t figured it out yet your pension funds, annuities, social security. ect. are not going to be there. Nope, generation y is not paying off and they couldn’t if they wanted to. Which they don’t! The fact is you can’t make a 33 year commitment on a home loan when you only have a six month commitment on a job. Same goes for all the rest of these commitments. An underemployed 20 something, or 50 something for that matter, can’t pay pensions or social security for themselves little alone anyone else. Good luck ChiCom on collecting on all those markers! How do you say LOL in Cantonese?

  2. Red…

    Your epilogue is hilarious…and oh so fitting here!

    Thanks, I needed that after the ever-lasting mess this country is in fiscally thanks to all the congress-critters, decade after decade.

    …and of course the gutless-wonders on our side of the aisle caved again when it comes to just that…the deficit. I just shake my head anymore…I’m past disgusted, hope we get rid of the leaders on our side of the aisle…which I’ve been saying for more years than I can count anymore, to no avail it seems.

  3. Thanks for sharing that with us Redstater, pictures are worth a thousand words.

    Also the unit cost to produce a US currency note is 5.7 cents, so that is what that $100.00 dollar bill is actually worth, when we default on full faith and credit.

  4. Good news from north of the border,

  5. Here’s one for ya Red ~

    Is he full of BS or is he full of BS?!

    Oh looky, I found another one as same description I used as above about being full of BS ~

    Two Peas in a Pod!

  6. OT: In these terrible times, if you want to just have some fun, watch Allen West sing “Pretty Woman”-


  7. This disaster is not by accident -it has been tweaked and pushed along for decades. Here is some info for those willing to read it.
    If you want a more brief version just ‘wiki’ the ‘cloward-piven stratgy’.

  8. It was hard to set my anger aside just to think about it but I am convinced that those living beyond their means do so because they absolutely have no intention of paying off their debt. I’m also convinced that they have this attitude because the govt does the same thing. For some people, this somehow computes to “well hey, the govt is always screwing people so WTF, I don’t care anymore either! I’m gonna have what I want bcuz dammit, I deserve it and no one else is playing “fair” !!

    This attitude is not only dangerous but obviously stems from the lack of being taught morals and the importance of having some self-respect. That, and probably the lack of a belt being used across their bare little bottoms during childhood. Thanks, Dr. Spock!

    BTW, just look at the kind of upbringing Obommie the Commie had..father left him and slept around, momma slept around and dumped him on grandmama and gramps and they dumped him on pedophile, pot smokin commie Frank Marshall Davis, whom he referred to (in his own words) as “Pops”.

    Like Glenn Beck once said, “little Barry never stood a chance”. So as scary as he is, I think in reality, we are fighting “little Barry” and since when do we sane adults let ourselves get smacked around by a child???

  9. Spurwing Plover says:

    Thats what the demacRATS are all about taxes and taxes and even more taxes the demacrats need to replace the donkey witha fat piggie bank

  10. CBO’s real unemployment numbers ~

  11. Hippie Ripper says:

    Best graphic demonstration of what money means (ie, ‘how much is this much?’) that I’ve seen in a LONG time.
    People simply don’t understand the units (denominations) and what they represent anymore; they think one-million-to-one-billion is just like adding one dollar bill to another one dollar bill (you get two dollars; big whoop). But exponetials don’t work that way, and too few understand that. I fear this runs very deep…
    Good one.


  12. Congress just passed the Payroll Tax Extention bill…just friggin’ great, another 100 billion that’s unfunded.

    We only needed one more repub to vote no to stop this…but nooooo, we can’t have that! Repubs are scared to death of their own shadows when it comes to the msm, they make me sick.

    At least I did see about 80 in the House on the ‘R’ side vote NO.

    What a hole these bastids keep digging for us…I can’t see where we’ll ever get out of it…not in my lifetime.

    Btw…the money for this will be taken from Social Security funds…it will hurt a program already in deep sh!t.

  13. Spending is divided into two categories: Mandatory and Discretionary.

    Mandatory spending is money the federal government is required to give people. For example, the federal government must pay every American over 65 Social Security and Medicare benefits, as stipulated by the the acts that created the programs. Mandatory spending represents two-thirds of the federal budget and totals $2.252 trillion for 2012. This amount cannot be adjusted during the yearly budgeting process.

    Discretionary spending is the money the government chooses to spend. The military, infrastructure, federal subsidies for education, mail delivery service, and welfare all fall under this category. Discretionary spending represents a third of the federal budget and totals $1.338 trillion for 2012. This amount can be adjusted during the yearly budgeting process.

    Every department of the government has mandatory and discretionary money spent on them, though not in proportionate amounts. Take the military. The amount considered mandatory for it is $5.3 billion. The amount considered discretionary is $683 billion dollars. Social Security, on the other hand, has a mandatory spending of $817.5 billion but only $11.7 billion in discretionary spending.

    Cuts in spending can only made to discretionary amounts. Taking cuts across the board will produce a dramatic reduction in federal spending, but also a dramatic reduction in federal services, such as unemployment insurance, welfare, medicaid, education subsidies, labor training, infrastructure maintenance, farm subsidies, and monetary aid to states. The money the federal government lends to states make up roughly 25% of each receiving state’s budget. All states receive federal aid. This means the states will have less money to spend on police, firefighters, and other services they provide.

    The only time in recent history when the budget was balance was the last 3 years of the Clinton administration. Congress and the President slightly raised taxes, passed an effective fiscal discipline act (PAYGO), and lowered military spending to the smallest share of US Gross Domestic Product ever (%3.0).

    Americans are living longer, which means that Medicare and Social Security costs will go up. Many proposals have been given to counteract this. A few are reducing benefits or raising the age of retirement to match greater life expectancy, which no politician with a desire to be reelected will ever vote YES on. Medicare and Social Security are far too popular. Seeing as wanting to cut the two programs in any degree equates to political suicide, the only other option is also extremely unpopular: raise taxes to keep up with increased costs. A Republican doing this will be quickly voted out of office. Politician on both sides of the aisle are reluctant to cut or tax, so they push it back for a later generation to handle. That decision is the safest for them, but very dangerous for America’s financial health. If left unchecked, Social Security and Medicare will grow from being %20 of America’s GDP to %100 by 2050.

    The answer to America’s financial problems is a combination of tax increases and spending reductions. Taxes must be returned to their Clinton-era rates. The military must be returned to its Clinton-era size. The payroll tax holiday must expire to pay for Social Security and Medicare. Sometimes unpopular reform must be done for the greater good.