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The Debt

I saw this somewhere over the weekend and I liked it so much I had to share it here.

The Federal budget explained in simple English

United States Tax Revenue:


Fed budget:


New Debt:


National debt:


Recent Budget Cut:


Now, remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget.

Annual Family Income:


Money Family Spent


New Debt on Credit Card:


Outstand Credit Card Balance


Total budget cuts some politicians are proud of:


I like this because it’s simple.  It’s a lot easier to understand that $385 means nothing when you’re borrowing $16,500 a year and have an outstanding debt of $142,710.  I think people get caught up in how much money $38 billion is to them and don’t think about what that number represents in the totality of the budget.

Something to think about.



One thought on “The Debt

  1. Reblogged this on Reblog Machine.

    Posted by ooa revo | January 30, 2012, 5:23 pm

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