If 10 million folks lost their jobs next year, we could give them each $50,000 for the next two years for a trillion dollars.
We could pay down the mortgages on 10 million homes with distressed mortgages, at $100,000 each.
Or we can prop up corporations whose management are so bad they allowed their companies to be run into the ground. We wouldn't want to drain the "brains" that run those companies. Lord knows, how much worse could it have been with stupider people running the show?
How about this example: if one spent one dollar per second, that's $3600 per hour, $86,400 per day, and nearly $32 million per year. At that rate it would take nearly 32,000 years to spend $1 trillion. Recorded human history only goes back a little over 5,000 years.
How about this: Wads come 5000 to a case that measures about 15 X 15 X 24. If you took 20 cases side by side in a row, the row would be about 25' wide X 15" high X 2' deep. That would be 100,000. Now stack the wads 10 cartons high for a million wads. That's a wall that's a good 12' high, 25' wide, and 2' deep. For a billion wads, we'd have to build 1000 of these walls, so now we are about 2000' (700 yards) deep by 25' wide, and 12 feet high. For a trillion wads the depth becomes nearly 400 MILES by 25' wide and 12 feet high!
I bet someone has a calculator handy. If I were to drive 70 MPH on the interstate, how long would it take me to drive a trillion miles? Include time for filling up my gas tank (20 gal at 20 MPH) and a quick stop at McDonald's now and then.
400 pellets per shell, 25 shells per box, gives 10,000 pellets per box, or in scientific notation, 10^4 pellets. One trillion is 10^12. 10^12 divided by 10^4 is 10^8, or 100 million. So one trillion pellets is 100 million boxes of one ounce #8 shells.
I have a 2005 average book next to my computer. It lists the target participation that year, singles, handicap, doubles, singles league, and doubles league, at about 84.4 million targets. Let's round that up to 85 million shells shot, assuming a few expended on shooting at a broken target, a pair in doubles where one was broken, shooting out of turn, or other situation where "No target" was called. 85 million divided by 25 is 3.4 million boxes of shells shot at ATA targets in 2005. 100 million boxes of shells would last almost 29.5 years at that rate. What is even more obscene is that we would be paying $1 per pellet for those shells, or $10,000 per box! Think about it - almost 30 years of all ATA shooting at $10,000 per box of shells, and the deficit this year is $1.7 trillion (50 years of ATA shooting at $10,000 per box for shells)!