"There are 10**11 stars in the galaxy
- That used to be a huge number
- But it's only a 100 billion
- It's less than the national deficit!
- We used to call them astronomical numbers
- Now we should call them economical numbers"
-- Richard Feynman
Well, now it's actually 14.2 times lower than the US budget deficit
- at $1.42 trillion, the fiscal 2009 deficit represents 10% of the American GDP &
- triples the previous record - from the previous year