“Just so ya know”
In the 17 days since our elected officials in Washington DC “fixed” the problem with our much too low debt ceiling, our national debt has climbed by over $58,535,000,000.
Yep that’s right; the national debt now stands at $14,639,239,567,874. That’s 14.6 trillion dollars or put another way, that’s 14,639 billion dollars.
So, in only 17 days we have increased our debt by over 58.5 billion dollars! But, not to worry, the budget deal also cuts 21 billion dollars from the deficit by the end of 2012. Does anyone have a calculator?
This might be a good topic to discuss with Congressman Charlie Bass at his Town Hall meeting in Nashua this coming Saturday, August 27th. He’ll be at Nashua City Hall, 229 Main St. from 1:00 to 2:00PM.
Hope to see you there.