The 26' Tall Wall of Debt
The picture above shows a 80 ft wall of coal, now imagine a 26 ft wall encircling the earth at the Equator consisting of America one Dollar bills......(NOTE SIZE OF CAR)I have previously written a similar article on America’s debt explaining that in Dollar bills its weight is equal to that of 180 Nimitz Super Aircraft Carriers. I had removed 20 tons of Superstructure from each Nimitz for ease of calculation. You must also bear in mind America's debt is changing by the second .................upwards. I would like to give credit to Housetop Proclamations Blog for allowing me to use this article, a blog which I suggest you visit.
The equator is 24,902 miles long. With 5,280 feet in a mile, this equals 131,482,560' around the world.
A dollar bill is 6.1" long and .0043" thick. 1.97 dollar bills reach a foot in length. 233 stacked dollar bills are one inch thick.
1.97 (dollar bills) X 131,482,560' (around the world) = $259,020,643 for one lap.
$259,020,643 X 233 (number to equal 1" thick stack) = $60,351,809,120 for a 1" high wall.
$19,000,000,000,000 (U.S. debt on 2/01/16) ÷ $60,351,809,120 = 314.82".
314.82" ÷ 12" = 26.2' (rounded to 26').
Our current U.S. national debt is equal to a wall of stacked dollar bills that would stretch around the world, at the equator, twenty six feet tall!
If you are having trouble wrapping your head around the 26' tall wall, maybe this will help you grasp the enormity of the debt crisis:
1,000,000 (million) seconds = 11.57 days
1,000,000,000 (billion) seconds = 31.71 years
1,000,000,000,000 (trillion) seconds = 31,710 years.
Our debt is 19 trillion dollars.
19,000,000,000,000 seconds = 602,490 years.
Were our national debt paid off at $1 per second (without any more increases and no interest), it would take 602,490 years. But, instead of paying it off, we have added over $800,000,000,000 to the total since last fall (per the US Treasury web site)....ENDS
Now it begs the question how high does this wall of debt have to be before someone, somewhere says “ Hello we’ve got a problem here” Read my article “America’s debt revisited”.