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1 Trillion Dollars

So what exactly does $1 Trillion look like?  For the common person, it’s hard to visualize.  But fortunately, there are computers – and they’re really good with numbers – and visualizing.  So take a look at what Google SketchUp, and a site called PageTutor.com, visualized for us (after the jump)…

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Ready for Higher Taxes? Congress Thinks You Are!

CapitolMoneyAs was mentioned in a previous post, Congress has the power to set the country’s financial affairs.  That includes how much money comes in (through your income tax) and how much money goes out (for things like the military, social programs, and infrastructure).  This decision is made every year through the process of voting on a Federal budget, and it just so happens to be that time again.  So what are the boys and girls in the Capitol doing this time around?  Here’s a clue – “Tax cuts?  We don’t need no stinkin’ tax cuts!” Continue reading

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