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National Debt hits $ !5 ,000 , 000 , 000 ,000 Trillion

  1. mel22 profile image60
    mel22posted 4 years ago

    saw this on another blog... thought it was funny so , thought I might share

    Some dude said: I can hear my son when he grows up…

    “Why didn’t you do anything to stop this…?!?!”

    … and my answer will be,

    “Well, there was this guy named ernesto on this blog I used comment on that told me not to worry…”

    in a few weeks the debt surpasses 100percent of the GDP as well
    ...Have a Merry Christmas !

  2. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Yep, and the little sucker is just moving right along...


    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      And we have already picked up another, quick two-and-a-half billion.

      If only they would toss a little, teeny, tiny mil my way...

      1. SimeyC profile image87
        SimeyCposted 4 years ago in reply to this


  3. emrldphx profile image60
    emrldphxposted 4 years ago

    Eh, no need to worry. As long as we keep spending and printing, things will be fine smile

  4. KeithTax profile image80
    KeithTaxposted 4 years ago

    Remember, the federal government owns about $7 trillion of its own debt. It would be like my wife taking money from a savings account and depositing the money in the checkbook and saying we have a debt owed to the saving account.

    Government accounting. Ya gotta love it.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Now that actually perks me up somewhat. big_smile

    2. mel22 profile image60
      mel22posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      @ Keith tax , still depreciates the currency either way(loss of purchasing power) a poverty trap to poor and middle class now too ...6 percent of that 7 trillion still goes statutory disbursement to Fed stockholders year over year and it makes it tougher for the Fed to control inflation once it surpasses the gdp mark.. it's like a multiplier...under 100 percent and inflation is easier to target.. over 100 percent is a battle to keep inflation targets under control and can lead to hyperinf... well i won't go there just yet

      most of the seven trillion is owed to old retired people so even though its owed to its own people, there will be a time when they have to look those old folks in the eye and tell they cant actually pay it to them...the young have nothing to look forward to in the future

      its worse than just pretending that the govt owes itself, so no worry

      Again... Merry Christmas!

  5. Cagsil profile image83
    Cagsilposted 4 years ago

    That's nothing compared to the actual total of America's full debt. When all said and done, it's closer to 100 Trillion is what's owed.

    1. mel22 profile image60
      mel22posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, exactly and most will be unpayable in the future without continuously adding to the govt credit card... print, print, print... until the money becomes as worthless as a Zimbabwe dollar. It's a continuous cycle that's snowballing... or about to once it falls over the edge... that edge is when it surpasses 100 of GDP...http://www.usdebtclock.org/ ... suspect that line will be crossed when both hit about 15 T ,55 B,000,000,000 mark !

  6. KeithTax profile image80
    KeithTaxposted 4 years ago

    You guys get to complain about it. I have to work with those idiots.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Trolling IRS agent happens by and makes a note... big_smile

  7. Ralph Deeds profile image69
    Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago

    Here's how the U.S. and Europe got into their current economic and political predicaments:

    "In both Europe and the United States, the current public debt woes are attributable to mistakes made by political leaders going back more than a decade. In both cases the magnitude of the debt problems has only become evident for all to see recently, by which time it was too late for the straightforward policy solutions that were viable options before.

    "It is hard to judge whether it is Europe or the United States that has screwed up worse. On the one hand, Europe is now much closer to full-fledged crisis: The debt problems in Mediterranean members are virtually insoluble at current interest rates, are probably pushing Europe back into recession, and could well soon result in one or more countries forced to leave the euro. By contrast, there is no true fiscal crisis here yet; the world's investors are still buying large quantities of U.S. bonds at low interest rates.

    "On the other hand, the mistakes by U.S. politicians are more gratuitously self-inflicted than on the other side of the Atlantic. In 2001, all we had to do was continue the fiscal progress that had been made during the 1990s: preserve the budget surplus and move on to address the longer-term problems of Social Security and Medicare in a deliberate and balanced manner. Instead we recklessly enacted massive tax cuts and tripled the rate of growth of federal spending, in ways guaranteed to generate serious fiscal troubles in the decade of the 2010s and beyond. The debt-ceiling showdown last summer was but the latest self-inflicted wound, new evidence that the U.S. political system is not functioning."

    http://www.usnews.com/debate-club/who-i … -inflicted

    1. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Because no matter how rich they get, it's never enough..

  8. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 4 years ago

    Great for the bankers who all went bust, and got bailed out by the various governments, so that now the banks are all robust and governments are all bankrupt.

  9. Moderndayslave profile image60
    Moderndayslaveposted 4 years ago
    1. Quilligrapher profile image89
      Quilligrapherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The article is current but the data are 15 months old.