Here's an article I was just reading: The Trillion Dollar Cost of Welfare .
Trillion. Why not just use the word "bazillion", because that's about the level of understanding that people seem to have about basic economic issues.
Guess what the reality is of American fiscal life. Here's a sample:
"...budget committee staff calculated at least an additional $283 billion in
state contributions to those same federal programs, for a total annual
expenditure of $1.03 trillion,