Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Not as Big as Wisconsin, But Still Big
A dollar bill is about 2.6 inches by 6.1 inches in size. $16 trillion of them -- the national debt -- would, by my calculations, cover an area of more than 63,000 square miles. That's larger than 27 of the 50 states, and just a tad smaller than my home state of Wisconsin.
At President Obama's current pace, if he's re-elected, we should add about another 20,000 square miles in debt by 2016. Idaho, here we come!