And You Think You’re In Debt

The National Debt Clock high above Times Square is running out of spaces. In September they got rid of the digital dollar sign so it could show the “1” in $10 trillion, but since the national debt has been growing more than $500 billion each year since 2003, they’re playing it safe and creating a new clock that can handle a quadrillion dollars of debt. Much like the average consumer. To paraphrase the late Senator Everett Dirksen, “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about getting a new country credit card.”

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