From Chapter Two, Poorer Ticking through the roof
Happy Independence Day, America. Too bad you’re so dependent on racking up higher and higher levels of debt. Both fascinating and frightening, go to http://www.usdebtclock.org/ and watch as the US Debt Clock ticks ever higher. I kinda wish the site had sound because even an auctioneer couldn’t keep pace with the speed at which the debt is increasing. To make the numbers more personal, the debt per US citizen is shown and, probably because kids can’t exactly be expected to pay the bills, the debt per taxpayer is shown, too.