The following coincidence is almost scary. What a sad milestone.
According to my measurements a US dollar bill is 6.125" x 2.625" x .0047"
$1.00 bill = .0755671 cubic inches.
$22867.09 can fit in a cubic foot... at least mathematically.
$1 Billion....... 1000000000 / 22867.09 = 43,730.968 cubic feet of $1.00 tightly packed bills
According to the Bureau of Public Debt
Bush's debt to date is $2,822.154844491 BILLION
That amounts to 123,415,563 cubic feet of tightly packed $1.00 bills.
According to this source each World Trade Tower was 208' x 208' x 1361' or 58,882,304 cubic feet.
That is if my math is correct that pile of cash would equal in size the two World Trade Center towers. (2.095970344502824 WTC towers to exact.)
MATH: 123,415,563 cubic feet of cash divided by 58,882,304 cubic feet for each WTC tower.
While I’d love to see the Democrats run a generic ad showing the amount of cash Bush has pissed away using a visible approach as used here http://www.crunchweb.net/87billion I don’t think using the WTC Towers as a comparison would be in good taste.
However, the Bush debt would equal a skyscraper of $1 bills 4114 feet high if stacked above a football field (100x300'). Better yet if it had a tagline that the US can not even fund its own Defense Department without loans from Red (sic) China.