Not So Funny Friday - The U.S. National Debt Clock

 

Washington is broken…there is simply no argument to support any other theory.  If you don't want to believe this, just click on the photo of the U.S. Debt Clock below...it will open in real time and it is staggering.

I just had to share these quotes as I believe they are so apropos:

 

 

 

 

By J. Stewart Baker:

 “Time is running out on the fiscal policies which were initiated when our national debt was a small fraction of what it is today and which may have been expedient during the war but in present circumstances involve dangers so great as to demand that no further compromise with sound fiscal practice be tolerated”

By Samuel Smiles

“The first step in debt is like the first step in falsehood, involving the necessity of going on in the same course, debt following debt, as lie follows lie”

By Publilius Syrus:

“Debt is the slavery of the free”

 

US Debt Clock

 

 

Contact your Representative today and tell them that “enough is enough”!

 

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Comment balloon 20 commentsLisa Von Domek • February 16 2018 06:53PM

Comments

Those debt clocks are always scary to see. Without getting political I can leave no further comment.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

I've stopped contacting my representatives. They don't respond or if they do it's a form letter that isn't responding to the issues I raised. I think they think I'm a fool. I contact my representatives by voting them out of office.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) over 1 year ago

It's a shameful reminder how much debt we are passing on to our children and our childrens children. Tax cuts and the recent debt ceiling increase along with more spending that we will add to the national debt (again) just goes to show how little our representatives care about fiscal resposibility. Just business as usual.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 1 year ago

THey do not listen and then once contacted they contact you back for $$$ for their campaign. It truly is scary!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 1 year ago

I know it's bad... and the clock just keeps racking it up!   A compelling visual reminder.  Should I say thanks... or thanks a lot???

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) over 1 year ago

Lisa when it comes to pointing fingers at who is responsible for the debt, voters who keep on voting the same people back to Washington do not have to look any further then themselves.  If you keep on voting the same people in, the results will be the same!!!

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 1 year ago

I know what you mean Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 but it is fairly safe to say that the majority of the politicians have done this to us...on both sides of the aisle!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

True Nina Hollander we need term limits and get rid of those in Washington that have sold us down the river for so many decades.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Well Debe Maxwell, CRS they don't have to follow the rules that they vote in for the rest of us now, do they?!! 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Very true Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert we can't let this continue!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

I am sorry Carol Williams I did say that it wasn't a Friday Funny

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

So true George Souto we need to clean the swamp an put term limits in place!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Good morning, Lisa... I so agree... but the problem is that they would need to vote in their own term limits and I don't see that happening.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) over 1 year ago

Good morning again Lisa. I have enough stress in my life without the National Debt. :)

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

I believe in the Dave Ramsey principles. Don't spend what you don't have.  The government could take some valuable lessons from that.

It unnerves me to see that debt clock. I start getting my SS check next month and have always wondered if they would run out of money before I got anything back. While going through the application process I was told I had paid in almost a half million between SS and Medicare and I am not yet finished since I have no plans to retire for a few years. So much goes overseas and to interest. We have dug a big hole.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

The latest "tax reform" by the republicans only accelerated the debt ceiling forward. I remember whe that was the party if fiscal conservatism and it was the democrats who were the big spenders. Deficits do matter.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 1 year ago

They would try Nina Hollander still not sure why they are not tied to the same limits the President's office is!!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

I am sorry Sheila Anderson I should have put a warning in the post to maybe not  click on the link! 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

I am happy to know that you will be getting some of our money back Debbie Reynolds    as I don't believe mine will be there when it's time for me to receive benefits. 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Defiticts do matter indeed Joe Pryor but I believe that most politicians are liars and there are not true Democrats or Republicans anymore...they are all only in it to win for themselves.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

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