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16 Tons: A Documentary From Iowahawk

By Gary P Jackson

Our national debt put into perspective as only Iowahawk can. We are so screwed!

A dollar bill weighs one gram. It measures 16 square inches.

US national debt is $14,300,000,000,000.

Weight of US debt in $1 bills: 16,000,000 tons.

Area of the national debt in $1 bills: 57,000 square miles.

Enough to carpet the state of Iowa in $1 bills.

This year, Washington DC will spend another $3,730,000,000,000.

Over $1,000,000 for every square mile in the US. Including Alaska & Hawaii. Over $1500 per acre.

Of that, $1,400,000,000,000 will be new debt.

Another 5700 square miles of $1 bills.

Another 16 square miles of $1 bills every day.

Another 7 acres of $1 bills every minute.

Another 16,000,000 tons of $1 bills.

In $1 bills, another 744 lbs of new debt for every new baby born this year.

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Why Taxing The Hell Out Of The Rich Won’t Get It Done

Is America really broke? Michael Moore (and others) tells us that there are oceans of cash being hoarded by the wealthy. But Iowahawk (iowahawk.typepad.com) did a little addition, and armed with these statistics Bill and the ‘Hawk blow a hole in the “hoarding” lie big enough to fit a documentary filmmaker through.

By Gary P Jackson

Bill Whittle teamed up with writer, and hot rodder extraordinaire, David Burge [Iowahawk] to explain why the left’s quaint little idea of taxing the hell out of the rich, in order to fix our budget woes, is a fool’s errand.

Burge is a national treasure, and his website is a must read! Check his Iowahawk blog here.

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