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Letter: The significant difference between $1M and $1T

To the Editor:

Do we as a population realize how $1 million compares to $1 trillion?

According to Google, the bible of the literate world, if you stacked 1 million $1 bills in a pile, it would be about 68 miles high. However, 1 trillion $1 bills stacked in a pile would reach about 68,000 miles, or one-quarter of the distance from the Earth to the moon. Can you envision the distance from the Wisconsin state line to Chicago compared to a flight to the moon?

There is a saying: “It’s not what you are told that’s important, it’s what you are not told that’s important.”

Our government also is proposing a $6 trillion expenditure for the near future. One of the $2 trillion packages or stimulus bills allows for 4% to 6% for infrastructure development, described very loosely. Check it out.

We all should be wondering where this is leading and shudder to think of what is in store for our children and grandchildren.

Helen Geske

Bull Valley

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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