With the political discussion of late largely focusing on the GOP primary and income inequality chastised by “the ninety-nine per cent occuytards,” many US media commentators have seemed to have forgotten the mounting US debt that will weigh heavy on the backs of each and every American. The US Senate on Thursday voted to allow President Barack Obama to increase the debt ceiling by $1.2 trillion (that’s $1,200,000,000,000.00) to ensure that the federal government can pay its bills through the November elections.
Rick Santelli hasn’t forgotten, and he’s quantified just how much each person will be on the hook for with the latest rise in the debt ceiling.
The new US debt ceiling is now at $16.4 trillion or $52,409 per American (312 million Americans).
Australian media commentators have also seemed to have forgotten about the mounting Australian debt that will also weigh heavy on the backs of each and every Australian. The rainbow Gillard government last year passed a series of budget measures including raising Australia’s debt ceiling to $250 billion (that’s $250,000,000,000.00). The move came as the Gillard government's gross debt is forecast to rise to A$239.1 billion in 2013-14.
The new Australian debt ceiling is now at $250 billion or $10,956 per Australian (23 million Australians).