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US Borrowing Visualised

Images below, courtesy of demonocracy.inf

US Budget in 1 Second: $121,067

$100 - One Hundred Dollars

The US Government spends $121,067 per second (both portions)
Of the total money shown above, the US Government borrows $52,162 each second– the right portion of the money.

The stack of money on the right is also the amount the debt ceiling is increased every second (on average).

US Budget in 1 Minute: $7,264,020

The US Government spends $7,264,020 per minute (both portions)
Of the total money shown above, the US Government borrows $3,129,756 each minute– shown on the right portion.

US Budget in 1 Hour: $435,841,200

$1,000,000 - One Million Dollars

The US Government spends $435,841,200 (~$435 million) per hour (both portions). Of the total money shown above, the US Government borrows $187,785,388 (187 million) each hour– shown on the right portion.

 

US Budget in 1 Day: $10,460,188,800

The US Government spends $10,460,188,800 (~$10 billion, 460 million) per day (both portions) Of the total money shown above, the US Government borrows $4,506,849,315 (4 billion, 506 million) each day.

$10 billion would fund the average wages of 350,000 Americans (who on average made $28,567/year)., that’s worth re-iterating, one days borrowing would fund the wages of 350,000 people. That is not giving it to people on welfare to do nothing, but to do productive work, and contribute to consumption and taxation.

 

US Budget in 1 Week: $73,221,917,808

The US Government spends $73,221,917,808 (~$73 billion, 221 million) per week (both portions). Of the total money shown above, the US Government borrows $31,547,945,205 (31 billion, 547 million) each week– shown on the right portion.

A weeks worth of borrowing would fund 2,555,000 average American jobs.

 

US Budget in 1 Month: $318,166,660,000

The US Government spends 318,166,660,000 (~$318 billion, 166 million) per month (both portions). Of the total money shown above, the US Government borrows $137,083,333,333 (137 billion, 83 million) each month– shown on the right portion.

The little “square” in front of the man is $1 million dollars.

 

US Budget in 2011: $3,818,000,000,000

For the year 2011:

– The US Government’s projected budget for year 2011 is $3,818,000,000,000 ($3.818 trillion)

– Of the total money shown above, the pile to the right in the amount of $1,645,000,000,000 is borrowed money.

The US Government borrows roughly 40% of the money it spends, to fund its deficit.

Source: CBO, GAO & USGovernmentSpending.com

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