by Congressman Sam Graves
Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen is credited with saying “a billion here, a billion there and pretty soon you are talking about real money.” Although no one is quite sure where he said that. In today’s Washington, we talk about trillions. A trillion is a number with 12 zeros behind it. It looks like this: 1,000,000,000,000.
It’s easier to understand the problem with Washington’s budget if you