Spending Money Like Uncle Sam


Saturday December 13th, 2014   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 9:12am PST   •  

We’re always on the watch for neat and visual ways to describe the U.S. federal government’s spending and debt problems, which is why we were really impressed by the work that the Heritage Foundation’s Romina Boccia, John Fleming, and Spencer Woody put together to visualize just how much money is involved in human terms. Here’s one example from many:

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The really funny thing is that the stack of $308,800 worth of cash representing the amount of U.S. national debt per family would be on top of the median family’s own debts, like for their mortgage ($115,000), student loans ($16,000), credit cards ($2,300), et cetera!




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