Many people have a hard time getting their arms around big numbers. Here is an interesting presentation that helps a person getting a better feeling for big numbers and big money. There is no doubt that it was created to be political, but my point is that both republicans and democrats need to stop the growing deficit and turn this around soon. Every family generally understands the concept that you must live within a budget or face inevitable ruin.
It shocks me that the sequester, which was modest, tiny even, freaked out so many people (and they were not so freaked out about the fact that sequester cuts where purposefully designed to throw out the baby with the bathwater). The law of numbers means we need more substantial cuts, plain and simple.
Watch this video to gain more accurate perspective of big numbers:
The first step to solving a problem is fully understanding it.
I.M. Optimism Man