Tuesday, January 04, 2011

"Here's what one second of national debt looks like ..."

Andrew Malcolm:
Here's why we mention June 1. On that day the national debt was "only" $13 trillion. It's 214 days from June 1 through last Friday, Dec. 31. That's 5,136 hours or 308,160 minutes or 18,489,600 seconds.

In those seven short months the national debt increased by $1,000,000,000,000.

That works out to be a growth in national debt of $54,084 borrowed during every single one of those 18,489,600 seconds.
Click through to see what $54,084 looks like. (Not Clint, great though the picture is [from the fabulous Unforgiven] - scroll down...) That's what the Federal Government has borrowed in every second since last June 1st...

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