http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080903/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_georgia I read this today about Bush giving 1 billion dollars to Georgia for their exhausting 1 week war with Russia. Georgia revenues are only 3.6 billion per year, so in essence we are giving them 27.77% of their revenue. (Their GDP is only 20 billion) Now to see the scale of this, imagine if someone gave us 27.77% of our revenue for 9/11. That would equate to about 710 billion dollars. Do people in politics ever look at numbers like this, or do they just say "Oh 1 billion sounds like a nice good round number."?