Thursday, January 29, 2009

What’s the interest on the $819B stimulus bill?

Assuming that the government would be able to finance the stimulus bill by selling $819B worth of Treasury bonds at let’s say 4.5% to the Chinese government and others the yearly interest WE will pay on those bonds is just about $36.9 billion for a 30 year total of $1,105,650,000,000 – that would be about $1.1 trillion dollars in case you are having trouble reading that number. And just in case you are trying to envision what $1 trillion dollars look like check this out:

So, what does this have to do with SQL Server tools? Nothing really other than these numbers are so amazingly big that it is hard to just ignore them and focus on our job which is to build awesome tools for SQL Server database administrators and developers.

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