Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What's a few trillion dollars spread among 307 million people?

It's exactly $29,315,960.09 for every person in the country today as a share of the newly projected $9 billion deficit projected over the next ten years.

While I hate to say it, to those of you that are young, under every feasible and infeasible projection of my income and assets going forward, I will be defaulting on my share. Just wanted to let you know.

4 comments:

The Curmudgeon said...

I thought that number seemed a little high.

Assuming that you meant "9 trillion" not 9 billion, and dividing that by 307,000,000, I got 29315.960912052117263843648208469.

Well, I didn't get it... my calculator did.

As a practicing attorney, about the only math I can do with certainty is to divide by 3.

The Curmudgeon said...

P.S. -- Even if my number is right -- I don't think younger generations should count on my share either....

Dave said...

Oh Hell. It's what Curmudgeon said, $29,000. I did it by long division, crossing out zeros like I learned, apparently poorly as a kid. Kind of takes the steam from my post. Depending on how it goes, Uncle Sam may get my share as a legacy.

ThomasLB said...

I think we should just default on the national debt and start over. That would really piss off the Chinese, but that doesn't bother me- I'm still hacked off over Tianenman Square.