Harry Reid Caught Lying About Healthcare Bill Price Tag

In the first clip you see and hear Harry Reid in his previous lie about how much healthcare reform was going to cost.  He said “approaching 1 trillion dollars…”  This was in the face of several reliable, independent estimates that more than doubled the estimate.

In the second clip you see and hear Harry Reid belittling the idea and push for tort reform and caps on medical malpractice.  It is said that these thing alone could save around 54 billion dollars.  Yet the soon to be deposed senator Reid says that “…we’re talking about 2 trillion dollars,  54 billion dollars compared to 2 trillion dollars.  You can do the math, we can all do the math.  It’s a very small percent.”

Yes, Mr. Reid, we can do the math.  I’m told that the government CURRENTLY is spending about 400 billion a year on Medicare/Medicaid and other healtcare related expenditures.  54 billion dollars is almost 14% of the total expenditure.  By instituting tort reforms and liability caps and changing NOTHING ELSE, that’s 54 BILLION DOLLARS that the taxpayers would not be getting raped for every year.  This as opposed to getting raped and sodomized for an ADDITIONAL 2 TRILLION DOLLARS.

Yes, indeed, Mr. Reid, we can do the math.  And the numbers add up to the fact that we the American people are being lied to, stolen from, and forced into modern slavery.

See below for an explanation of just how big a trillion REALLY is.



With all this talk of “billions” and “trillions”, I thought a quick refresher was in order on the real magnitude of those numbers.

One TRILLION dollars…

What does that look like? I mean, these various numbers are tossed around like so many doggie treats, so I thought I’d take Google Sketchup out for a test drive and try to get a sense of what exactly a trillion dollars looks like.

We’ll start with a $100 dollar bill. Currently the largest U.S. denomination in general circulation. Most everyone has seen them, slighty fewer have owned them. Guaranteed to make friends wherever they go.


A packet of one hundred $100 bills is less than 1/2″ thick and contains $10,000. Fits in your pocket easily and is more than enough for week or two of shamefully decadent fun.


Believe it or not, this next little pile is $1 million dollars (100 packets of $10,000). You could stuff that into a grocery bag and walk around with it.

$1,000,000 (one million dollars)

While a measly $1 million looked a little unimpressive, $100 million is a little more respectable. It fits neatly on a standard pallet…

$100,000,000 (one hundred million dollars)

And $1 BILLION dollars… now we’re really getting somewhere…

$1,000,000,000 (one billion dollars)

Next we’ll look at ONE TRILLION dollars. This is that number we’ve been hearing so much about. What is a trillion dollars? Well, it’s a million million. It’s a thousand billion. It’s a one followed by 12 zeros.

You ready for this?

It’s pretty surprising.

Go ahead…

Scroll down…

Ladies and gentlemen… I give you $1 trillion dollars

$1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion dollars)

Notice the man standing at the left front corner for size reference.

(And notice those pallets are double stacked.)

So the next time you hear someone toss around the phrase “trillion dollars”… that’s what they’re talking about

** Keep in mind, what you see is NOT one trillion $1 bills, it is 10,000,000,000 $100 bills.

Here’s a breakdown of size if you stacked the following amounts in $1 bills

How tall is 1 trillion dollars

A stack of one trillion $1 bills would make just over 16 round trips from New York to Los Angeles.

A stack of one trillion $1 bills would make 3.17 laps around the earth at the equator.

A stack of one trillion $1 bills would reach over 1/3 of the way to the moon.

Sound like a lot of dollars to you?  Yet these idiots in Washington, many of whom have never had to earn an honest days wage, throw these numbers around like they don’t mean anything.  To them it doesn’t mean anything because they won’t be the ones paying for it.



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