Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Freaking out about the National Debt in 1881

Somebody in 1881 was very concerned about the national debt, which ballooned to more than $2 billion (because of the Civil War), from only $90 million in 1861.  Can you imagine - 2 BILLION dollars?  That's a lot of money, even today, but now the debt increases by more than this amount every single day.

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