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Ted Rall: Banks Versus You
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2010-02-16 12:15:24

A Trillion Here, a Trillion There
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Commentary/Politics

Category: Guest Commentaries

2009-08-19 11:37:32

About 50 years ago, Senator Everett Dirksen (R-Illinois) uttered this famous quip: "A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money."

Today, we're talking about a trillion here, a trillion there - a thousand-fold increase in the scale of government spending, part of which is attributable to the shrunken purchasing power of the dollar due to inflation, and part to the unrelenting expansion of government.

"Trillion" is an easy word to say. It rolls effortlessly off the tongue. This is unfortunate, because the ease with which we talk about trillions of dollars can keep us from grasping how enormous this sum is. If you had been spending a million dollars a day, 365 days per year, how far back in time would you have to go to have spent your first trillion? Since the founding of our republic in the 1780s? Further. Since Columbus stumbled upon the New World? Further still. Since the birth of Christ? Nope, not yet. More than two millennia of spending a million dollars a day wouldn't even bring you three-quarters of the way to your first trillion.

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Ted Rall: And All I Got ...
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2009-07-19 11:31:05

Ted Rall: Unconditional Bailout
Written By: Administrator
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2009-03-27 13:36:20

Video: Quad Cities Tea Party Draws Diverse Crowd
Written By: Todd McGreevy
Section: News/Features

Category: Local News

2009-03-01 00:28:31

A diverse crowd of protesters gathered at the corner of Brady and Locust streets in central Davenport today, unified in their contempt for last year's bailouts and this year's stimulus bill approved by Congress and signed by Obama last week. (The bill is the H.R.1—American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and can be read at  The following story includes a 4 minute video log of interviews at the protest.)

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