H&R Block Aircraft Carrier commercial

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  1. phil904

    phil904 NAPSter

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    What's the deal with H&R Block's new commercial? What do you think is the significance of a billion dollars rising to the deck of an aircraft carrier? Connection between tax money and military or...:confused:
     
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    Because the average American has no CLUE how much money a Billion dollars is. It's just a number tossed around in the news, and the numbers they hear coming out of the Government becomes even larger and larger. This was a very effective way to show just how much money is in a Billion dollars. Americans know aircraft carriers are huge, so now they can see just how huge a stack of one billions dollars actually is. I also like their newer commercial showing a tired guy placing $500 on every seat in a football stadium, while the announcer tells them that a Billion dollars would equal placing $500 on every seat in EVERY professional football stadium in the country.

    Our Gov't just passes a TRILLION dollar budget for this year alone. Google just how big a stack of one trillion dollar bills is. It will amaze you!
     
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    Just last semester in my political economics class we were discussing debt-related topics, and our teacher showed us a graphic of a trillion dollars. I remember being genuinely surprised as I initially had no concept of what a million looked like let alone a trillion. It's a staggering amount of money.
     
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    I paraphrase Sen. E. Dirksen, "A billion here and a billion there and pretty soon we're talking real money."
     

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