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Opening Arguments

Den of thieves


tim zank
Wed, 12/29/2010 - 12:09pm

Those numbers are precisely why the dems got whacked in November and will again in 2012. Independents and moderate democrats (you know, the ones who know how to add and subtract) have come to realize we're headed for fiscal suicide.

All the gnashing of teeth and screaming about Bush & republicans spending irresponsibly (which they certainly did) is a moot point because it's painfully obvious the 111th Congress (in concert with this administration) has jumped the shark.

The voters understand you can't blame Bush anymore, the
$3,220,103,625,307.29 is Teh One's burden.

William Larsen
Wed, 12/29/2010 - 2:09pm

When did the 11th congress start? If it was around January 22, 2009 the national debt on that date was $10,618,718,703,374.70.

As of 12/28/2010 it was $13,874,000,269,245.60.

Subtracting the two results in a total debt accumalation of $3,255,281,565,870.90.

Finally another person who must go to the Treasury Dept to get information on debt instead of just "believing" what politicians tell them. The debt is growing by $1.5 Billion a day. When the next congress takes over, add another $45 Billion, make it $3.3 Trillion.

There may be some who say what's another $45 billion? Well it is about $145.75 per person times a family of 4 is $583 in just another month. How much did you spend on Christmas or a mortgage for that matter?