6.10.2009

Could be worse!!

The US has a MAJOR debt problem. Including future social security and Medicare expenses we owe $65 TRILLION. Because we live in a world in which the words, “billion” get thrown around with too much ease, I’d like to put that number into perspective.

Let’s say you have a stack of $1,000 bills. $1 million would be a stack eight inches high. $1 billion would be a stack 800 feet high (think the Washington Monument). And $1 trillion would be a stack 142 miles high. Total US debt, if laid on its side, would be a stack of $1,000 stretching more than 1/3 of the way around the earth.

>Gosh I love Danny Schechter News Dissector.. .



2 comments:

Hardondee said...

yo yo yo,

the US is going bankrupt. watch out for those chinese, max.

ryan
(dude who rolled through with the bike board)

Slappy said...

Safety always, R, peas m