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$17,000,000,000,000 – is a big number.  Yet that’s our national debt – and it’s growing by nearly 1 trillion each year.

Every sale in every Walmart store for an entire year adds up to $469 billion – making it the largest company in the world.  Yet Walmart will have to survive another 36,247 years before it can claim $17 trillion in sales.

Our national debt is $148,000 of debt per taxpayer right now – and climbing.  And that doesn’t count State and Municipal Debt – which adds another $3 trillion.