Reprehensible: U.S. Government Reaches Unprecedented National Debt Level

On Monday, Americans remembered the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, another day which will forever live in infamy for the rest of American history. On that same date in 2017, the United States marked another historic occasion, with another historic number, one that should also live in infamy.

The National Debt surpassed $20 trillion.

The Treasury Department was released of its shackles by the recent debt deal that President Trump made with top Democrat leaders. According to its Daily Statement on Friday, the debt rose by $317.6 billion from its Thursday closing print of $19.845 trillion. The total debt just surpassed that historic $20 trillion mark, $20,162,176,797,904.13 to be exact.

I will let you ponder that number silently for a moment… $20 trillion is a number that most people cannot truly comprehend. The amount of money is simply so great that it does not have any existing comparison.

For just some perspective, consider these figures. Let’s say hypothetically that every single day from the time of Jesus Christ until the present year, you spend $1 million. That’s $1 million, every single day, without fail, for over 2000 years.

If you spent that much money every day for over 2000 years, you would still not even have hit your first trillion. If you spent that much for 2017 years (to the beginning of the present year), the total amount would be $726,120,000,000.

How long would it take to spend $20 trillion dollars at a rate of $1 million per day? 54,794.5 years

If you believe in a Young Earth theory of creation, that number is nearly 10 times longer than the age of the universe itself!

Does that give you some idea of just how massive this debt level is? It’s simply mind-boggling. The number is so big that it is just not completely comprehensible.

A government that spends like this has no action with which to compare it. This is the penultimate example of recklessness, carelessness, negligence, heartlessness, idiocy, asininity, and criminality on a societal level. Those involved in this reprehensible scheme that is stealing from the past and future generations belong in prison, the whole lot of them.

Make no mistake, this incomprehensible level of debt is not merely to be blamed on Barack Obama and the Democrats. The cycle of debt has been built and reinforced and sustained by the cronies and criminals in both major parties, the ones who do not give a damn about your well-being or the future of your children or this country.

No, they only care for themselves, for their own self-interests, all other people be damned. The Chuck Schumers, Harry Reids, Nancy Pelosis, Mitch McConnells, Orrin Hatchs, Paul Ryans, Barack Obamas, George Bushs, etc. and everyone who continues to engage in this complicity deserves a lengthy prison sentence for such reckless endangerment, and even that term does not fully encompass the true nature of this crime against hundreds of millions of people.

I’ve been rather vocal on this all day.

I also now know who I want to run for President in 2020.

The national debt is the greatest threat to the United States. It is not Al-Qaeda, it is not ISIS, it is not Iran, nor is it even North Korea. It is our own government’s complacency and incurable addiction to reckless spending and borrowing and spending and borrowing over and over and over again.

It’s almost like a heroin addiction. The only solution to solve the cravings for the drug is to continue taking it, the argument being that if one doesn’t take it everything will fall apart.

Well, if one continues to up their doses of heroin, that person will eventually overdose; it’s simply inevitable. Thousands of Americans are dying every year due to the opioid crisis in this country, but that mortality rate is only being curbed by the breakthrough drug Narcan.

But for the addiction to spending and debt, there is no such emergency drug. A deal to raise the debt ceiling is not a dose of Narcan, but yet another dose of the deadly societal narcotic that will inevitably reach a fatal dose. It is only a matter of time at this point.

The question that Americans must answer is if they are willing to recognize that there is a problem, act to change the mentality about the situation, and get serious about rooting it out. Anything short of that will be a very long and painful suicide.