Just a little bit of trivia to keep you from sleeping tonight.
The Outstanding Public Debt as of 06 Jun 2007 at 04:27:58 AM GMT is:
That is 8.8 TRILLION dollars. That doesn't even sound like a real number. More like 32 Brazillion dollars. Seems like there is a bad bush joke that goes with Brazillion. Anyway.
Breaking down a trillion into more manageable numbers:
*The estimated population of the United States is 302,080,750 so each citizen's share of this debt is $29,241.48.
*Is roughly four times Britain’s GDP
*Equates to $1,500 for every man, woman and child in the world
*Would buy all the tea in China. In fact it would buy all the tea in the world for the next 2,000 years.
*Is enough to solve the Palestinian crisis by rehousing every Israeli and Palestinian family in a £1.5m detached house in Henley-on-Thames
*Would build 28 Eiffel Towers — constructed out of gold.
Thanks a lot Xavier *sigh* how am I going to sleep tonight????
That's not fair is it? All I did was find an old post on his site with these stats. But he didn't create the debt. Nope. Just called my attention to it.
The big TYVFM goes to Dubya.