Debt Files: Peepin’ On the Debt

While wandering around a store this weekend, we saw shelves stocked full of Easter candy: jelly beans, chocolate bunnies, crème eggs, and of course, iconic marshmallow Peeps to name a few.

And as our sweet tooth was being tempted, we thought, hey how much of this stuff could we buy with the national debt? Quite a bit as it turns out (as one would expect with more than $18 trillion to play with). And that’s pre-Easter candy pricing!

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