$3.1 Trillion deficit?
I was reading The Mogambo Guru and he challenged his readers to, well, here's his exact words:
the National Debt jumped $60.6 billion last week. A week! As a little exercise, why don't you multiply $60.1 billion in one week by 52 weeks to get a nice annualized figure for the increase in the national debt at this rate?
Well, I took the challenge, $60.6x52 = $3,125... Here's the process, I must have hit a wrong button, punch the numbers again... Damn, same number... The $60.6 was billions, so that's trillion... Go back and read it again... Crap, I cut and paste, I couldn't have read it wrong... Ugh... I feel just like he does...
my fingers are mostly clenched into painful tight knots of fear.