Tomoji, Lance, and Slappy, all sept 18
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.. .
Meant to put these folks up long ago, here they be, hard at it still. A family of four from Idaho riding from Alaska to Argentina, pretty rad. I met them on the road in Wyoming and they're in Nicaragua now. Anyway, something to aspire too. Check their blog.