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July 24, 2009

Now, you want to talk scary? I can talk scary. How about national debt scary. Here it is. The national debt clock. This thing moves more in a second than most of us make in a year. What the hell is that? There are not that many of us. chairman zero finally told the truth once, this is not sustainable. Just what is going through his head?

If you’ll notice the interest on the debt is the number four largest budget item. Again, what the hell is that? There are 31,536,000 seconds in a year. There are 304,059,724 people in the United States according to a US census bureau 2008 estimate. This thing moves about 130,000 to 150,000 dollars a second (as near as I could tally). Does anyone have any idea how to do this math? 31,536,000 seconds times 140,000 equals 4,415,504,000,000,000,000 dollars. What the heck number is that? It’s 4.4 sextillion. Sextillion. SEXTILLION! Apparently, according to Wikipedia, it goes; hundreds, thousands, millions, billions, trillions, quadrillion, quintillion and finally sextillion.

As you can see the debt clock puts each Americans debt at 37,416 dollars as of this writing. I’m showing 1,471,834,667 dollars each, that’s 47 dollars a second. Maybe the 37 thousand is our payment. Can anyone clarify this for me? I must have made some mistake. Help.