US Debt Per Citizen Is Now 35% Higher Than Greece’s

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This is what fiscal insanity looks like:

Daniel Halper:

According to estimates from the International Monetary Fund, America’s total government debt will be $16.8 trillion by the end of the calendar year, compared to $441 billion for Greece,” the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee explains. “On a per person basis, that means U.S. debt is $53,400 for every man, woman, and child, compared to $39,400 for every man, woman, and child in Greece. The disparity between per capita debt in the U.S. and Greece has grown 40 percent (roughly $8,400) since 2011. Now, U.S. per person debt is 35 percent higher than that of Greece, and is also higher than per capita debt in Portugal, Italy, or Spain (which together with Greece make up the so-called PIGS countries).”

And remember, Democrats want you to believe that this problem stems not from excessive government spending but from the fact that we’re not taxed enough.

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  • nirmrod

    The debt and most of our other problems could easily be solved if votes could be weighted based on amount of taxes the voter has paid. i.e. those who pay more taxes would get a bigger vote. The main problem now is the same as it was in the days of the Boston Tea Party ; taxation without representation, and now we also have representation without taxation.

  • WOOF

    Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff” Sessions III
    United States Senator from Alabama. elected in 1996,
    Is a MOOCH.
    Great state of Alabama.
    received $2.03 for $1.00 it sent to Washington.

    • Roy_Bean

      I’ve heard that BS all my life about North Dakota too. What you people never say is that a large percentage of that money is spent on military bases. Alabama has 5 of them. Most states get in a tizzy about nuclear power plants or nuclear waste, neither of which could ever explode. We in North Dakota go to great lengths to keep our bases with bombers and missiles that could level a quarter of the state with one “accident”. It’s always been a matter of some pride that if North Dakota was an independent nation we would be the third largest nuclear power in the world. Like Alabama, we do get more back than we send to Washington but one reason is that we are grateful and a little proud of the fact that we have military bases that other states don’t want.

  • $8194357

    The deconstruction tool of Soros et al global illuminati bankers…

  • AV

    If only the stimulus were greater, and with more spent on infrastructure & STEM, then the economy would have begun growing earlier, and more strongly.