The Obama Spendulus Calculator
PROBLEM: Finding a calculator with enough digits to perform simple math on the spending and stimulus packages coming from the Obama administration.
Have you found yourself trying to visually quantify the amount of money being proposed and spent in Washington? The Obama administration takes no shame in using the term trillions where most Americans were shocked when the term billions were used in recent years.
Look around your home or office for a calculator with enough digits for a trillion dollars. You'll find standard calculators from school or office supply stores with 8, 10, or 12 digits. A trillion dollars is $1,000,000,000,000 (12 zeros) and requires a 13 digit calculator.
SOLUTION: The Obama Spendulus Calculator has 14 digits; enough digits for $99,999,999,999,999. That's one dollar short of 100 trillion dollars.