Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Debt Clock

I added a link to the US Debt clock the other day.

When I added the link, our debt was $9.1 trillion.

I felt comfortable at that time "hard-coding" my name for the link as "$9.1 TRILLION +++".

Today I had to change the name of the link.

It's amazing to me, too, because I was talking to a guy at work the other day and he really does not believe that this debt belongs to him. He feels like he didn't sign a paper to borrow it, so it isn't his. That kind of blows me away, because if you use the Census Bureau's number for the population of the United States, every individual in the country owes $30,000. That's $100,000 per family.

Am I the only one who thinks this is scary?

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