Eleven trillion one dollar bills would circle the earth about 77 times. If stacked one atop the other, 11 trillion one dollar bills would reach more than three and a half times the distance to the moon.
Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota, chairman of the Budget Committee, announced yesterday the $11 trillion debt could force Congress to make "adjustments" to President Obama's $3.6 trillion budget plan.
The number is likely to have serious ramifications for presidential plans for nationalized health care, education and other programs while the government battles to stabilize the economy.
Sen. Conrad has told reporters the deficit is "going to require all of us to make adjustments."