Everett Dirksen, the late Senator from Illinois, is famously quoted as saying, "A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you're talking real money." Anyone who follows Washington politics is probably numb to the sums that kicked around and how much the government spends.
But when you step back and look at the big picture, a billion is a really big number. Consider:
If you earn $50,000 per year, it will take 20,000 years to earn a billion dollars....More