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(Fox News)   Your share of the national debt is now $137,000. Will you be paying that with cash, check or credit card?   (foxnews.com) divider line 96
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2012-10-03 11:04:23 PM

DarwiOdrade: Debt held by the public as of 10/2/12 according to the treasure $11,311,627,814,953.92
Current population of the US according to US Census Bureau as of 7/11: 311,591,917
Debt held by each individual: $36,302.70

In other news, Fox News isn't.


That's "treasury" not "treasure"
 
2012-10-04 09:01:31 AM
So is Romney paying for this kind of help or is Murdoch doing it out of the kindness of his heart?
 
2012-10-04 09:06:14 AM
<morbo>GOVERNMENTAL ECONOMICS DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY</morbo>
 
2012-10-04 09:10:03 AM
Funny how no one ever gave a crap about the deficit until we had a blah man in the White House.
 
2012-10-04 09:18:16 AM
add it to my mortgage, I'll be paying that off for the next 30 years...
 
2012-10-04 09:21:19 AM
Credit card. Isn't that the point?
 
2012-10-04 09:36:18 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Funny how no one ever gave a crap about the deficit until we had a blah man in the White House.


the deficit was zero until january 20, 2009, when it ballooned to a brazillion dollars.
 
2012-10-04 09:41:19 AM
Fox News is concerned about the debt? Well, welcome to the Democratic Party.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-04 09:56:13 AM
I would do some transactions, warn my bank, call the TV stations, and have the cameras rolling as I took my wheelbarrow of $1 bills to pay off my share of the debt and live free of federal taxes forever.

Or was that not the offer?
 
2012-10-04 09:59:13 AM
That's now how it works.
 
2012-10-04 10:14:30 AM

clancifer: Fox News is concerned about the debt? Well, welcome to the Democratic Party.


the debt only matters to Fox news when the guy in office has a D next to his name.
 
2012-10-04 10:20:14 AM
Even worse, under Obama's watch, land area per citizen has dropped to only .012 sq. mi.!
 
2012-10-04 10:46:43 AM
Clearly the way to solve this is to give the Monopoly Guy a tax cut.
 
2012-10-04 10:59:27 AM
Time to invade Iran, all that oil will pay down the debt for sure.
 
2012-10-04 10:59:53 AM
Let's give even more money to the aristos while they send jobs to China, that will surely solve this problem.
 
2012-10-04 11:01:13 AM
Nothing a few tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans won't fix...
 
2012-10-04 11:02:17 AM
I'm guessing that's a straight division, not corrected for individual net worth or anything. I'd be more interested to see those numbers.
 
2012-10-04 11:02:44 AM
Just borrow it from your parents.
 
2012-10-04 11:02:59 AM
You know what happens when I don't pay it off? NOTHING.
 
2012-10-04 11:03:46 AM
Debt held by the public as of 10/2/12 according to the treasure $11,311,627,814,953.92
Current population of the US according to US Census Bureau as of 7/11: 311,591,917
Debt held by each individual: $36,302.70

In other news, Fox News isn't.
 
2012-10-04 11:04:23 AM
Whatever plan we decide to go with damn well better invovle me getting my taxes cut.
 
2012-10-04 11:05:28 AM
Easy. Print new currency, pay off entire debt. Raise interest rates to 100%.

Done, print it and send it out.
 
2012-10-04 11:05:37 AM

keylock71: Nothing a few tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans won't fix...


With some additional defense spending by way of no-bid contracts for non-functional weapon systems.

Republicans remind me of Max Power

Homer: "There's three ways to do things, the right way, the wrong way and the Max Power way."
Bart: "Isn't that just the wrong way?"
Homer: "Yes but faster."
 
2012-10-04 11:05:37 AM
We should start another war. But this time let's do it big and really ramp up production!
 
2012-10-04 11:05:40 AM
Oh well hell, if I knew you guys took checks, I would have paid this off years ago
 
2012-10-04 11:08:35 AM

FarkedOver: We should start another war. But this time let's do it big and really ramp up production!


I'll start by constructing more slavery dormitories in China.
 
2012-10-04 11:09:44 AM

keylock71: Nothing a few tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans won't fix...


It's the solution to everything!

And Romney accusing Obama of "trickle-down" is like Obama accusing Romney of being blah.
 
2012-10-04 11:11:35 AM
Cool. I'm going to spend my share on hookers and blow. How about the rest of you?

/Makes as much sense as the headline.
 
2012-10-04 11:11:50 AM
Ronald Reagan proved that deficits don't matter.
 
2012-10-04 11:12:01 AM
I love how Paul Ryan is on stage with the debt clock.

If only he was a member of some legislative body where his party had a majority of the seats, he could do something about it.
 
kab
2012-10-04 11:12:26 AM
I keep forgetting what Dick Cheney said Saint Raygun taught us about such topics....

Hmm.
 
2012-10-04 11:13:25 AM
And gee, a little more than a decade ago it was only like 34,000.

A lot has happened. We got multi-screwed.
 
2012-10-04 11:14:19 AM
Actually, that's NOT my share of the national debt, for two reasons:

1. That debt is also owed by corporations, who are supposed to be taxpayers also
2. That debt is generational in that you would have to count the number of Americans who are born in the future until that debt is paid off and add them to the share

3. fark you with this stupid scaremongering argument.
 
2012-10-04 11:19:38 AM

DarwiOdrade: Debt held by the public as of 10/2/12 according to the treasure $11,311,627,814,953.92
Current population of the US according to US Census Bureau as of 7/11: 311,591,917
Debt held by each individual: $36,302.70

In other news, Fox News isn't.


Number of households as of the 2010 Census: 114,825,428.

Debt held by each household: 98,511.52
 
2012-10-04 11:23:07 AM
Reagan proved that deficits don't matter. Or at least he did in the last administration.
 
2012-10-04 11:24:32 AM
Can I just write a check for my share and then not get taxed any more?
 
2012-10-04 11:24:58 AM

Wooly Bully: keylock71: Nothing a few tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans won't fix...

It's the solution to everything!

And Romney accusing Obama of "trickle-down" is like Obama accusing Romney of being blah.


that was my favorite part. "Trickle-Down Government"... ughhhhh, Romney... that's the whole farking point of the government and Taxes. is he suggesting that instead they hand out money and i get to go pay the construction guy for building the road? or when i get a ticket, i pay for that and the officer's salary?

that was easily the most pants-on-head stupid attempt at creating a catch phrase that was derogatory to the government.
 
2012-10-04 11:27:36 AM
Your share is only as much as you will actually pay. For me that would be $0.
 
2012-10-04 11:29:43 AM
Deficits don't matter and neither does debt. The last Republican President even said so.
 
2012-10-04 11:37:12 AM
Do I have to pay it off within my lifetime? If so, good luck getting blood from this turnip. If not, my heirs (of whom there are more than just me, though my next-of-kin would be my little brother, I guess) can divide that share up among themselves, making it smaller.

Oh, wait. That's why a governmental $15 trillion debt is not like my personal $x,000 debt. As long as population/GDP can keep up, it really doesn't matter how much debt we have.

// of course, the problem is that we cut a bunch in the good times, leaving us nothing to cut now
// so we've got to deficit spend for now
// until we have some kind of break in the gridlock keeping anything useful from getting done
// business is doing great - we just need some of that prosperity to trickle through the system
// any day now...
 
2012-10-04 11:37:38 AM
Over half of the national debt is owed to US citizens.
 
2012-10-04 11:40:50 AM
Derrrrrp - national debt is like household debt- deeerrrrppp!
 
2012-10-04 11:42:58 AM
Why would this be allocated per capita rather than according to income? This inflated number is just to scare poor people who won't see that much discretionary income in a decade.
 
2012-10-04 11:52:03 AM
I love the PAC commercials that use the term "job-killing debt." How exactly does the national debt impact private employment again?
 
2012-10-04 11:52:30 AM
if we have that much debt does it not mean we are better off? come on it is not like we spent it on junk like flatscreens, war and tax breaks. we used that money to build a better country, right?
 
2012-10-04 11:52:44 AM
Hmmm, I only have 80K in Social Security, guess they'll have to pry the rest from my cold dead fingers.
 
2012-10-04 11:53:48 AM
Here's how I'll pay: Tax somebody else!

And ffs, do NOT take away my Big Bird!
 
2012-10-04 11:55:25 AM

tricycleracer: I love the PAC commercials that use the term "job-killing debt." How exactly does the national debt impact private employment again?


Job-killing indigestion!
 
2012-10-04 11:57:36 AM
here's what I don't get. Are those numbers supposed to scare me? The individual debt number someone posted above is less than my student loan debt. The household number is like half the price of a non-falling-down house around here.
Those aren't exactly scary numbers. They're "big" yes, but not scary.
 
2012-10-04 11:58:25 AM

thurstonxhowell: Over half of the national debt is owed to US citizens.


how well does owing money to yourself work out? how often do you use that accounting method?
 
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