To give you an ideal of how much money the federal government spends. If a dollars is equal to a second:
- 1 million seconds is equal to 11.5 days
- 1 billion seconds is equal to 32 years
- 1 trillion seconds is equal to 32,000 years
The national debt is 11+ trillion dollars. The is a 2 trillion deficit for 2009. Check out the debt clock to see graphically where the money comes from and where it is spent.