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President Obama's Debt, Measured in Gold

Idahoser Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 10:28 AM
like every human being, they were flawed. Their ideas and the country they designed are not bad because the people had flaws. We should try using their ideas again, they work pretty well if allowed to. Repeal the 17th amendment for starters. Get the states off the sidelines and back in the fight against runaway federal government.

How much gold would the U.S. Treasury have to pay out from the nation's bullion depository at Fort Knox to fully pay off the national debt of $16.222 trillion (as of 1 November 2012)?

Quick side note: That figure is some $5.595 trillion higher than the $10.627 trillion it was back on 20 January 2009, when Barack Obama was sworn into office.

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