So we thought, why not use other things from the news, such as events, or items of interest that people could use as a visual for the volume of money that government politicians are borrowing to pay for their spending schemes?
Items such as sporting events, dollar bridges to Mars, bottles of champagne, even iPhones and…Furbies!
But governments and politicians have been busy – doing what governments and politicians do – which is spending money they don’t have and adding record amounts of debt to our national balance sheet without regard for where the money is coming from or what burdens it will place on our children and grandchildren.
In January 2015, the US government owed $18 trillion dollars ($18,000,000,000,000.00), and so it is time to update our page.
Do you have an idea for an item or event that could be translated into national debt figures? Post your idea in the comments section for this post and give us a link to a page where we can find out what the item or event costs. (Even if you can’t find the page, give us your idea anyway, and we’ll try to figure it out.)
When you’re done, tell your elected officials that it is time to stop mortgaging our future and to get America’s spending and debt under control.
Then, tell a friend!