A little perspective on the debt ceiling from the West Wing


  1. The Lorax says:

    Toby is my hero.

  2. a visualization of the National Debt – http://www.wtfnoway.com/ – clean, don’t be offended by the address.

  3. That was a good link, Craig. Thanks.

  4. Randy in Richmond says:

    Craig- Your post reminds me of a similiar example:

    A thought process for the significance of ‘just’ a trillion dollars: If you made $56,793 per hour for every hour since Christ’s birth, the year zero, you would have about a trillion dollars.

  5. $56,793 an hour would be just shy of $1 billion in two years.

  6. Randy in Richmond says:

    Dave I made a typo, not a math error. Thanks for catching it. I said billion, should have been trillion. I have corrected it.

    2010 years x 365 days = 733,650 days

    733,650 days x 24 = 17,607,600 hours

    $1,000,000,000,000 (Trillion) divided by
    17,607,600 = $56,793 per hour

  7. A dollar here, a dollar there…