Billion here, billion there (1975);

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Thu Apr 15 16:05:28 UTC 2004

Page Stephens writes:

>The phrase might have passed unnoticed had it not been Everett Dirksen who
intoned it in that wonderful bass voice which was his trademark.<

Thirty years' inflation may have robbed this of some of its zing, but I
think it was fairly arresting in '75, when billions were not quite such
familiar figures.
A. Murie

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