Only about $57 billion more to go until the Public Debt tops $11 trillion. Since I last wrote about this on January 12 http://lacunaemusing.blogspot.com/2009/01/bailout-math-and-implications.html it has soared by some $332 billion, so the $11 trillion mark is just around the corner. Something I failed to notice before: the government gratefully accepts “contributions” to reduce the debt (no kidding) so I include the appropriate information from the government’s web site:
How do you make a contribution to reduce the debt?
Make your check payable to the Bureau of the Public Debt, and in the memo section, notate that it is a Gift to reduce the Debt Held by the Public. Mail your check to:
Attn Dept G
Bureau Of the Public Debt
P. O. Box 2188
Parkersburg, WV 26106-2188