YOUR National Debt: How High Is Up?

It’s easy for the average American to visualize a monthly car payment. Visualizing very large sums of money is another story.

How high is the national debt? At 3:00 PM on October 1, 2021, the national debt amounted to over $28 trillion.

A dollar bill has a thickness of .0043 inches. Ignoring the compressibility of the paper, 1,000 one-dollar bills will form a stack 4.3 inches high. 10,000 one-dollar bills will form a stack 3.58 feet high.

Moving to the top, one trillion US dollars can form a stack 67,866.16 miles high! The national debt at over $28 trillion can be represented by a stack of one-dollar bills 1,956, 294.83 miles high!

Consider this: the average distance from the surface of the earth to the moon is 230,000 miles. A stack of 28 trillion one-dollar bills can bridge the distance from the earth to the moon 8 and one-half times!

The Democrats have a spending bill of $3.5 trillion in the works that will add another 237,000 miles to the national debt stack, 7,000 miles more than the distance to the moon.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Published by John White

A lifetime (over 50 years) of experiences with automation and control systems ranging from aerospace navigation, radar, and ordinance delivery systems to the world's first robotic drilling machine for the oil patch, to process-control systems, energy management systems and general problem-solving. At present, my focus is on self-funding HVAC retrofit projects and indoor air quality with a view to preventing infections from airborne pathogens.

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