Posted By RichC on October 9, 2008
The National Debt Clock in New York City has run out of numbers and as a temporary fix has replaced the “dollar sign” with a digit to move past the $9 trillion and to $10 trillion. The sign was put up years ago by a real estate developer when the U.S. national debt was approaching $3 trillion. For a temporary time the clock stopped when the U.S. started running a surplus, but has picked up the pace after 9/11, the War on Terror and heavy government spending. With the recent economic crisis and slowing economy there is little chance that this 10.2 trillion dollar debt will be worked on soon, so perhaps the sign needs to be permanently expanded?