Do you know what $87 Billion Dollars looks like? On September 7th, 2003, President Bush announced on national television that he was asking the Congress to grant him an additional $87 billion dollars for the next fiscal year, beginning October 1, to continue the fight on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. It's a really big number, and the guys at crunchweb have a picture to help you understand just how big that is.
"A billion here, a billion there. Pretty soon it starts to add up to some real money."