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.