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U.S. National Debt Clocks and Savings Clocks

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posted on May, 16 2009 @ 03:50 PM
Now this is amazing.. You can almost sit there and watch this all day.. it is a work of art.

Well, maybe not the web site, or the clocks.. but rather the entire process that has been orchestrated for these numbers to exist in such a manner..

It's an astonishing accomplishment when you see how fast these clocks count down.. or up.. or is it up and down.. ???

just look at these to beging with...

In the last
291 secs.
$ 27,766,742

In the last
348 secs.
$ 33,199,961

In the last
400 secs.
$ 38,079,623

"The recent near-term [economic] indicators show little sign of improvement," Mr. Bernanke said, citing higher levels of new jobless claims since mid-January. ... Meanwhile, businesses "have apparently cut back their plans." ... "We are better off moving aggressively today to solve our economic problems." But given the economic climate, "enormous" deficits are "unavoidable," Mr. Bernanke said

Enjoy those numbers crunching down.. they move quick...

posted on May, 16 2009 @ 04:26 PM
Pretty neat find. Where do they get the numbers from?

posted on May, 16 2009 @ 05:08 PM
reply to post by Extralien

Scary stuff eh?

You may also be interested in these 2 sites:

The Quality Of Life Index
Shows things like cost of living, environment, economy etc.

Poodwaddle World Clock
A real-time counting clock for time, population, illness, debt, crime, food etc, etc. Really great little site.

At present & counting:
US debt: $10,175,260,392,000
US ID Theft: 35,218,451
Oil pumped(bo): 11,495,458,000

The lists go on....

posted on May, 16 2009 @ 05:19 PM
reply to post by cnichols

Where do they get the numbers from? Well according to this particular site, the best explanation is here

When politicians (of both parties) talk about the debt, they don't like talking about $9 trillion, so they add up all the funds, as shown above, and talk about the "debt held by the public." They call this the "national debt," and they call its yearly increase the "deficit."

But this way of talking makes it sound like the money put into Social Security and into government and military pensions funds, all of which is borrowed by the General Fund, is not owed to the public. But it is. That money came from everyone's paychecks (FICA) and is owed to them in retirement. Every president has promised to keep that money safe. So, really, the whole $9 trillion is owed to the public.

In fact, over $2 trillion of what they call "held by the public" is actually held by foreign interests, while 100% of what is owed by Social Security is owed to Americans.

How did the General Fund end up $9 trillion in the hole? Tax cuts and spending increases--largely military spending increases, plus there is a little debt left over from WWII.

posted on May, 16 2009 @ 05:23 PM
reply to post by nerbot

Interesting how your numbers supplied for the US debt are smaller than the ones from the site I supplied.. not by much though.. only roughly 1 Trillion dollars.. a mere dip in the ocean...

– $ 11,289,504,931,335

And rising.. or is that lowering????

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