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I don’t know. You are [fucked|screwed|pooched].
I Don’t Know
Why bother reading further when the author seemingly doesn’t know the exact figure?
One problem is that the number is a moving target. Can you guess which direction the number is going?
Taking a look
This has to be a relatively simple exercise in arithmetic. One could divide a 14 digit number by a 9 digit number by hand, but I’ll do it with a calculator, thank you.
Stopping by at http://www.usdebtclock.org I get the current debt figure of $16,395,173,356,211.
Divide that by 314,982,978 people in the US and I get $52,050.98 per man, woman and child. Got a spare $52K, Bunky?
That figure, however, is wrong. It includes the all Americans, the majority of whom are non-taxpayers. It includes my retired parents and in-laws, who are contributing very little to the national treasury at this point of their lives. Let’s run the numbers again.
Take the current national debt, now at $16,395,177,588,347, divide by a US workforce of 143,963,180 and we get $113,884.52 per taxpayer. You have a job, right? Sorry if you don’t. At this point, I would still rather be pulling the wagon than riding it.
So we have this nice ballpark figure of $114K, but it still isn’t correct. No matter how average a person may be, they are still (an) individual(s). Are you washing dishes 32 hours per week? Your share is going to be lower. Are you a fund manager or an investment banker? Your share will be higher. People with more income pay more income tax. But we knew that.
To be fair, Barack Obama is not responsible for all of that amount. He is only to blame for half of it.
If this isn’t on your list of grievances it sure oughta be. But don’t worry too much. You’ll probably die long before you finish paying your share. It’s your kids and grandkids that are really screwed.
Meanwhile, Obama is on a $4 million vacay in Hawaii.
Merry Fucking Christmas. Happy Fucking New Year too!