Federal debt numbers

On June 27, the Hub printed a Hub Opinion titled, “What will nation do about debt?”

It suggested that congressional candidates be asked the question, “If elected what will you do about the national debt?”

The first thing they need to do is understand how much the national debt is.

According to the Hub, if you divided the $22 trillion debt by the number of Americans, each would owe $1.1 million.

Good news, $22 trillion divided by 330 million Americans is approximately $66,667 per American, not $1.1 million.

Jim Vinzenz, Kearney

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.