Putting The National Debt of Over $33 Trillion in Perspective: Infographic

The US national debt crossed $33.0 Trillion on Monday, June 18th according to the Treasury Department. A government shutdown may occur if federal funding is not extended by the Congress before Sept 30th. 33 Trillion dollars is such as large number it is impossible to even understand how such a debt is possible. As this figure goes higher and higher each year, ordinary people may simply not care about since it might as well be $100 Trillion or $500 Trillion. Beyond a certain amount it almost sounds like just a lot of zeros which have no meaning.

I came across the following neat infographic that puts this huge debt mountain of the US in perspective:

Source: Peter G.Peterson Foundation

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