The Super Debt Clock
Click here for the best Debt Clock you will ever lay your eyes on.
The US Debt Clock provides the most comprehensive numerical picture of the national debt and what makes it the monster it is today: soaring spending on pensions, entitlements, interest and countless other “items.”
Click on most of the chart numbers, and explanations pop up at the top of the page.
Why should we care? Because government has to get the money from somewhere. Too often that means turning on the printing press, creating dollars from thin air.
The result: Your money is worth less by the year.
Click here for the government’s own CPI Inflation Calculator. It shows how our spending power has declined thanks to the gradual weakening of the dollar. Calculate what one dollar in 1980 is worth today. You’ll be in for a shock.
Moral of the story: Runaway government debt isn’t our children’s problem. It’s our problem. Not tomorrow— but right now.