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US debt clock runs out of digits

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.
Douglas Durst, son of the late Seymour Durst - the clock's inventor - hopes to replace the Manhattan clock with its lengthier replacement early next year.
For the time being, the Times Square counter's electronic dollar sign has been replaced with the extra digit required.
For its part, the digital dollar symbol has been supplanted by a cheaper version - perhaps a sign of the times for the American economy.
Some economists believe the $700bn bail-out plan for ailing US financial institutions could send the national debt level to $11 trillion.


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If everyone paid us back for the monies lent in WWII alone (adjusted for inflation of course) we could pay that debt back. I enjoy how the world at large fails to recognize the amount of money we "give away" as a nation for their benefit. Maybe we'll just start paying off our own "debt".

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I saw this earlier. I just love the bottom number and I ass-u-me that is for average family. I think if I worked the math I would need to add a zero at the end. Thank you GW and friends.
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