Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Defeat the Debt

Defeat the Debt is a website all Americans should bookmark. Among other things, there one learns:
* one million seconds will pass in 12 days
* one billion seconds will pass in 32 years
* one trillion seconds will pass in 31,688 years

No wonder Obama quietly, almost secretively, signed the bill that raised the US debt limit to $14,300,000,000. He did it late on a Friday afternoon before a holiday weekend. At one dollar per second, it will take us 453,138.4 years to pay off just the principal. Then there's the interest to factor in.

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