17 Trillion In Debt? That's Not Such A Big Number...


So, the National Debt has reached its $17 Trillion limit, and today Congress will vote to raise the debt ceiling yet again.

But what does it even mean that we’re $17 trillion in debt? Let’s try to put things in perspective.


17 trillion $1 bills stack one on top of the other would reach over 1 million miles high, more than 4 times higher than the moon
$17 Trillion, divided up, would equal $52,678 of debt for every man woman and child in America
If you spent $1 million every day, it would take you 51,000 years to spend $17 Trillion
With $17 Trillion, you could feed, cloth, and educate every child in the world
With $17 Trillion dollars you could pay every teacher’s salary in the United States for the next 153 years
With $17 Trillion, you could buy every man woman and child in America two Volkswagen Jettas
With $17 Trillion, you could buy every sports team in the world and still have $16 Trillion left over
With $17 Trillion, you could buy the American supply of bacon for the next 8,500 years
With $17 Trillion dollars you could buy all 3.8 million people in Los Angeles the world’s most expensive car, the Lamborghini Veneno
With $17 Trillion, you could start your own space program, spend $2b more than NASA every year, and stay in business for 850 years
With $17 Trillion, you could continue the war in Iraq for more than 200 years



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