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A Little Perspective on $87 billion.

A Little Perspective on $87 billion.
or "A billion here, a billion there... Pretty soon it starts to add up to some real money."


"Our administration is concerned about deficits, and the way they deal with deficits is you want to control spending. And I hope Congress lives up to their words. When they talk about deficits, they can join us in making sure we don't overspend. They can join us and make sure that the appropriations process is focused on those issues that -- those items that are absolutely necessary to the American people. I'm pleased that members of the Congress are talking about deficits. It means they understand their obligations not to overspend the people's money."

--President Bush,
Remarks by the President in Photo Opportunity with His Cabinet

On September 7th, 2003, President Bush announced on national television that he was asking the Congress to grant him an additional $87 billion dollars for the fiscal year, beginning October 1, 2004, to continue the fight on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan.

But $87 billion is an impossibly high number for anyone to visualize. Let's have a look....

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id like to scrooge mcduck into that pile of money..
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id like to scrooge mcduck into that pile of money..
First time I've heard him used as a verb. Bravo!

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I vote that we split that 87 billion dollars amongst the non-troll, non-spamming members of this forum.

Of course ThrillKill can take a slightly larger share so he can whip up some of his finest dishes.
The finest dish I ever whipped was my wife.[:D]

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id like to scrooge mcduck into that pile of money..
I'd like to bore a hole into the side of it and f#ck it.[:o)]
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RE: A Little Perspective on $87 billion.

Now take that amount of money, multiply it by four, take a match to it, and then find a way to infuriate the entire world, and you have U.S. foreign policy these last two years.

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RE: A Little Perspective on $87 billion.

Geeze, I wish it were that easy for me to ask congress for money... Hmm maybe I'll run for president in the up comming race.. Watch out right wing wacco christans... I'll be gunnin for ya...

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RE: A Little Perspective on $87 billion.

wow!
I was just thinking: man, I'd really like that $3000 pile...





... then I scrolled down.

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RE: A Little Perspective on $87 billion.

87 Billion legitimate US one dollar notes as per this illustration could surely never exist, but in reality there must be some accounting of the actual printed notes - by denomination - that are in circulation around the world.
Does anyone know of any such breakdown?.
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