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One of those sign of the times stories — pun only partially intentended…

The Associated Press reports this morning, which I found in the WJS.com’s Morning Briefing e-mail newsletter, that the debt clock has run out of numbers.

The National Debt Clock in New York City has run out of digits to record the growing figure. As a short-term fix, the digital dollar sign on the billboard-style clock near Times Square has been switched to a figure — the “1” in $10 trillion. It’s marking the federal government’s current debt at about $10.2 trillion. The Durst Organization says it plans to update the sign next year by adding two digits. That will make it capable of tracking debt up to a quadrillion dollars.

They also have an online version of the debt clock here.

For those keeping track at home: $10,229,264,925.91

They estimate the U.S. population of 304,876,587, which means we each owe $33,553.79.

Written by cdorobek

October 9, 2008 at 11:04 AM

Posted in budget

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