How much is $52 trillion?

$52 trillion is the amount Elizabeth Warrens campaign is conceding her Medicare for All proposal will cost over its first 10 years.  That would be $5.2 trillion each year.  All of this ignores inflation which Senator Warrens plan would supposedly make vanish.

Anyway, after the laughter subsided, I wondered how to express $5.2 trillion in more understandable terms.    Here�s one way.

The CBO projects 2019 federal spending to be about $4.4 trillion. 

Senator Warren is saying that the projected annual cost of her plan is greater than this year�s total annual federal expenditures.

Show of hands please.  Who wants your taxes more than doubled? Anyone?  Anyone?

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