Sunday, September 28th, 2008 | Author:

That’s $11 trillion, 300 billion, and a whole lot of zeroes, according to the Washington Post. I do have trouble with such big numbers, but I’m gonna give this a shot. I figure somebody out there will tell me if I get it wrong.

According to the US Census Bureau Population Clock, there are 305,284,223 people in the United States (and counting.) So if we divide the people number into the debt number, it turns out that every man, woman, and child in this great country of ours will be $37,014.69 in debt.

Forget about your mortgage or your car payments – this could get serious.

Debt is the fatal disease of republics,
the first thing and the mightiest
to undermine governments
and corrupt the people.

Wendell Phillips 1811-1884

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