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Posted November 10, 2008 6:33 a.m. EST

Let me bring some sunshine to your Monday morning! has put the U.S. debt situation into numbers we can understand.  The median U.S. household income is about $50,000 a year.  The federal government brings in about $3 trillion.  They adjusted the federal income to the average household income.  So, if the U.S. government was an average U.S. household, it would owe just over $189,000.

We owe foreign lenders about a quarter of that amount, and the site looks at how much we owe some of those individual debts.  For instance, we have an $11,000 balance with Japan.  We paid off $156 in the last year, but we charged $181 in the last month.


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