Almost 10.7 Trillion and Still Counting!!!!

@rodney850 (2146)
United States
January 30, 2009 12:00pm CST
With the upcoming "economical stimulis package" comes a price tag of almost a trillion dollars! A TRILLION DOLLARS!!!??? Does anybody know what that looks like written down? Our national debt is right now at 10.66 trillion and growing by over a million dollars every second, yes I said EVERY SECOND!! Now we are going to add another trillion to the mess and I've got to tell you, if this keeps up, America will in fact default on her debts and then we will see real depression! Take a look for yourself at the following website which contains the national debt "clock". Refresh it a couple times and see how it grows second by second, amazing, huh? http://brillig.com/debt_clock/
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7 responses
• United States
30 Jan 09
These number are too large for me to even try to wrap my brain around. The amount of the debt ascribed to each citizen $34,769.17 is even scarier to me because that amount of money is something that I could never even contemplate having to pay back. Especially as I did not authorize the spending!
@rodney850 (2146)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Of course they will say you did indeed authorize it through your elected official. We really don't have much of a say, do we?
• United States
30 Jan 09
NO!
@takutaku (102)
• Zimbabwe
31 Jan 09
when you elect a government, you expect the people tyo think like you do
@Taskr36 (13874)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Well many say Bush is the worst president ever because he increased the national debt by almost $5 trillion in 8 years. That is certainly a problem and nothing to brag about. Obama is planning to increase that debt by $1 trillion within 2 WEEKS of taking office! If it takes him 2 WEEKS to hit 20% of what happened under Bush, where will we be after 4 YEARS
@rodney850 (2146)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Bankrupt!!
@takutaku (102)
• Zimbabwe
31 Jan 09
But this is just a stimulus. Who knows what lies ahead. Give this guy a chance. After all you will have a chance to remove him from office.
@takutaku (102)
• Zimbabwe
31 Jan 09
I know what it looks like on paper. I have been living with horrible numbers . Can you imagine someone earning a quadrillion dollars. I mean after trillion you go to quadrillion. Although I have to concede that you have a valid point my dear. A trillion US dollars is a lot of money. But lets hope the new administration will cough up a few ideas in the right direction and make things work.
@K46620 (1998)
• United States
31 Jan 09
So far Obama's only plans are to run in the same direction (overspending) even faster. Don't put your hope in him!
• United States
30 Jan 09
Yay for depression!
@rodney850 (2146)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Well, I guess that's one way to look at it!?
@K46620 (1998)
• United States
31 Jan 09
Just get ready for a depression, no nation can have economic prosperity with that kind of debt. Frequently contact your representatives and senators and tell them to cut that spending junk. I would say we would be better off voting out about 90% of those in office, send them a shocking message that they need to buckle up, follow the Constitution, and stop wasting our money.
@xfahctor (14107)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
31 Jan 09
Look down therre, no...Waaaaaydown there. See that? You hear that sound? thats the sund of the dollar crashing to the bottom of the pit. Your going to first see deflation, which people might think is a good thing, lower prices = good thng right? Wrong, As businesses slow and prices fall, so do profit margins and the cost of producing goods and providing services climbs, business continue fialing. then, when things are bad the effects of printing all that money begin to take hold and as the dollar falls, prices are going to skyrocket.
@BlueGoblin (1833)
• United States
30 Jan 09
I'm more worried about the price of food. I would stock up on bottled water and any other food supplies that stay around a long time. The economy is doomed and it will only get a whole lot worse. This will linger for another 10 + years. Obama is right about finding new energy sources. We need more nuclear power in this country. I lived by a nuclear power plant for the past 10 years and I haven't grew any extra arm. A terrorist attack will never happen to a nuclear power plant because that place is so locked down. China is no longer buying our bad debt which makes it difficult for the USA. China has its hand tied too now because they can't make a profit from USA. They are in just a bad a situation as us. Don't think that China is trying to wreck America or buy America. They aren't. They are investing in America as any other American would. We buy their goods, we were a good investment. Why then would they want to hurt us?