The Super Debt Clock

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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.

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The Fed vs. the Middle Class

With interest rates flattened [by the Federal Reserve], government zeroes out the future. Abandoned were 80 percent of private defined-benefit pension plans. Public plans faced a similar evisceration in the future. With no acknowledgement, the U.S. government had casually dispossessed the American middle class of its retirement assets and pushed millions of Americans into acute dependency on government programs. ... Government dependency negated the American dream.

-- George Gilder ,

Shadow Stats Snapshot


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ShadowStats alternate economic indicators are based on the methodology of noted economist John Williams, specialist in government economic reporting.

  • Unemployment:
    FreeMarket Central BLS: 4.05%
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 21.5%
  • Inflation:
    FreeMarket Central December Year-to-Year: 2.87% (CPI-U*)
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 9.9%

*[cpi-u is the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation rate for all urban consumers]

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