It’s easy for the average American to visualize a monthly car payment. Visualizing very large sums of money is another story.
How high is the national debt? At 3:00 PM on October 1, 2021, the national debt amounted to over $28 trillion.
A dollar bill has a thickness of .0043 inches. Ignoring the compressibility of the paper, 1,000 one-dollar bills will form a stack 4.3 inches high. 10,000 one-dollar bills will form a stack 3.58 feet high.
Moving to the top, one trillion US dollars can form a stack 67,866.16 miles high! The national debt at over $28 trillion can be represented by a stack of one-dollar bills 1,956, 294.83 miles high!
Consider this: the average distance from the surface of the earth to the moon is 230,000 miles. A stack of 28 trillion one-dollar bills can bridge the distance from the earth to the moon 8 and one-half times!
The Democrats have a spending bill of $3.5 trillion in the works that will add another 237,000 miles to the national debt stack, 7,000 miles more than the distance to the moon.