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Opinion: Adding years to dollars might help

 Billions of dollars and billionaires are a hot topic in political speeches, but most of us ordinary folk cannot even comprehend the magnitude behind those numbers.
Here is an easy way to grasp a million or a billion. A person earning $50,000 a year would need to work 20 years to earn a million dollars, or 20,000 years to earn a billion dollars.
A certain Vermonter who is now running for president might consider adding some helpful statistics to his powerful speeches.
Patricia Gray
Ripton

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