In what is a relief to government employees and members of the military serving abroad and back at home, democrats and republicans managed to push a bill through that would keep the government rolling along. They managed to make $38 billion in tax cuts. It's hard to put that into perspective, what is $38 billion dollars in regards to the overall budget? Well, one enterprising person made this video a while back, and it sheds a new light on the numbers (as his example was merely $100 million). You'll get the general idea of what the cuts mean in the big picture.

And for added measure, here's what the government runs on for 3 months, how much is one trillion dollars?