I wanted to understand the “bailout package” that congress just approved.
So in order to try to understand this, I did what I always do when I want to know about something, and used Google. I did a Google news search, and Googled the term “breakdown of 700 billion dollars”.
Here’s the result.
Did you mean “breakdown of 700 Million?” (Not 700 Billion)?
If there are 200 million working Americans today (which there aren’t, but it’s a nice round number), and 700 billion dollars is being spent, how much does that equate to per person?
Then I realized that knowing that number doesn’t really mean anything anyway, because all that’s going to happen is that more money is going to be printed.
But, I think that it’s good to know just how much money is going to be printed (made up) on a per person basis.
That’s a whole lot of zeroes, but if I’m not mistaken, it’s $3,500/person.
Carrie said that she had heard someone commenting on how much money 700 billion really is, and how the bailout will be spent. She didn’t remember all the specifics of the comment, and even if she had, 700 billion is not a number I can really grasp anyway.
Apparently, Google is also having a difficult time with the incomprehensible amount of money 700 billion represents.