Saturday, August 14, 2010

US Debt and The Age of the Universe

The size of the US debt has been a growing concern for most citizens. Every new spending measure enacted piles on more debt.

Recently, it occured to me that the size of our debt is about 1,000 times larger than the age of the universe.

The US national debt is approximately $13,325,000,000,000.
The age of the universe is approximately 13,700,000,000 years.

In other words, if we spent about $1,000 a year, every year, since the beginning of time, we would have a number about the size of our national debt.

Or suppose you spend $2.66 a day, every day, since time began, then you will have matched our national debt.

Something to think about.


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