Posted by: doggings | October 10, 2008

US Debt Clock Runs Out of Zeros

From the BBC – America dont have enough zeros on their debt counter clock to keep up any more..

US debt clock runs out of digits
A picture of the debt clock taken in October by Mervyn Kaye

Until last month, the clock had enough digits to measure US debt levels

The US government’s debts have ballooned so badly the National Debt Clock in New York has run out of digits to record the spiralling figure.

The digital counter marks the national debt level, but when that passed the $10 trillion point last month, the sign could not display the full amount.

The board was erected to highlight the $2.7 trillion level of debt in 1989. The clock’s owners say two more zeros will be added, allowing the clock to record a quadrillion dollars of debt.


glad theyve got a solution to it then..   ..just add a few more fucking zeroes! ..isnt that more or less what got you into this mess in the first place?



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