If you’re bored, you might want to go to Congressman Emanuel Cleaver’s official Web site for a laugh. He has a counter that continuously upgrades the national debt. Currently, the debt is nearing 11 trillion dollars.
Additionally, the counter portends that “Your Share” is about $35,800 which, I gather, must mean every living person in this country owes that amount and not just me. The total goes up about $6 million a minute.
He must be proud of that increasing number. It has skyrocketed in the last several weeks at the hand of our newly elected president and a Congress whose approval rating has recently soared to 30 percent. Just a guess here, but I think that when you give free stuff to people, they tend to think you are great. And maybe they’ll vote for you?
Nowhere does Cleaver’s Web site contain any information on how the debt will be repaid, but I’m fairly sure I know.