Fourteen trillion, three hundred forty two billion, eight hundred nineteen million, one hundred forty nine thousand, six hundred and four dollars and 76 cents. By the time I finished that sentence, our national debt has already increased. I had to go back to my middle school years when thinking of how to pronounce a number that large. The national debt has become a heated debate across the nation as the countdown continues to credit default on August 2nd. While many of you are off watching CNN and CNBC, I spend most of my day on social media sites finding all relevant news. In doing so, I came across the National Debt’s Twitter account (@NationalDebt) as well as an overly depressing website, USDebtClock.org, that totals the the debt of each segment of the country every second. Welp- Happy Friday!
Comparison of $1,000,000,000,000 dollars to a standardized sized American Football field and European Football field. To see what our almost $15 trillion debt amount would look like, visit http://usdebt.kleptocracy.us/