Giant Numbers Are Bad for Your Health

The numbers get in the way when Americans try to understand all the talk about health care legislation. Who can fathom what it really means for government to spend an extra $1-trillion? Or $1.6-trillion? Or the even-higher numbers that are being tossed around!

Should taxpayers be willing to pay a cost that is so huge it defies our ability to understand it?

Just TRY to count to a trillion. If you could continue non-stop, counting one number a second, to reach a trillion would take you 32,000 years.

Ernest Istook takes a look at the enormity of what a trillion really means, in his column at © 2008. Blogger Template by Blogger Tutorial