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US debt clock runs out of digits

The US government's debts have ballooned so badly the National Debt Clock in New York has run out of digits to record the spiralling figure.

The digital counter marks the national debt level, but when that passed the $10 trillion point last month, the sign could not display the full amount.

The board was erected to highlight the $2.7 trillion level of debt in 1989.

The clock's owners say two more zeros will be added, allowing the clock to record a quadrillion dollars of debt.

Douglas Durst, son of the late Seymour Durst - the clock's inventor - hopes to replace the Manhattan clock with its lengthier replacement early next year.

For the time being, the Times Square counter's electronic dollar sign has been replaced with the extra digit required.

For its part, the digital dollar symbol has been supplanted by a cheaper version - perhaps a sign of the times for the American economy.

Some economists believe the $700bn bail-out plan for ailing US financial institutions could send the national debt level to $11 trillion.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7660409.stm


A fucking quadrillion...you guys...no all of us are fucked. Who is owed all this money and when are they gonna come calling with the debt collectors.

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It's all Obama's fault.

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But really, does someone have a list of where those debts are placed and what the money was used for?

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A lot of it is just to pay interest, I believe.

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Can't the nation just hang up on the calls and maybe file bankruptcy?

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dad sent me this about the govt takeover of the banks:

Back in 1990, the Government seized the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada for tax evasion and, as required by law, tried to run it. They failed and it closed.



Now we are trusting the economy of our country to a pack of nit-wits who couldn't make money running a whore house and selling booze.

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Can't the nation just hang up on the calls and maybe file bankruptcy?


Think Iceland almost declared itself bankrupt the other day.

Wonder how Bush will be remembered in history, as the guy that bankrupted the US while his cronies all got rich ?

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He won't care. He'll be banging kindergarteners in Svay Pak to soothe his embarassment.

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Wonder how Bush will be remembered in history, as the guy that bankrupted the US while his cronies all got rich ?


communist!

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A lot of it is just to pay interest, I believe.


Ya Think!

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