Thursday, October 9, 2008

Adding Insult to Injury

Well, with all the things that are going wrong with the world, it would certainly be nice if the National Debt suddenly reset to 0,000,000,000,000.

Alas, it is just an illusion. It turns out that the National Debt Clock, mounted in Times Square, just recorded that our national debt has now exceeded the 10 trillion dollar mark. And, well... it doesn't have enough digits to hold the number. So it rolled over like a high-mileage odometer.

It appears that to fix the problem, the Durst Organization--founded by real estate tycoon Seymour Durst, who first put up the National Debt Clock--is going to put up a new clock in place of the old, that has a couple extra digits.


Story here. Hat tip to Hot Air.

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