Saturday, March 18, 2006

US Debt Ceiling is Now $9 Trillion

The London Times has an article about the recent raising of the US debt ceiling to $9 trillion. The Times says that $9 trillion:

  • Is roughly four times Britain’s GDP. Equates to $1,500 for every man, woman and child in the world.
  • Would buy all the tea in China. In fact it would buy all the tea in the world for the next 2,000 years.
  • Is enough to solve the Palestinian crisis by rehousing every Israeli and Palestinian family in a £1.5m detached house in Henley-on-Thames.
  • Would build 28 Eiffel Towers — constructed out of gold.

Well, I say there’s a lot more we can do with that!

For $9 trillion we can also buy:

  • 24 Trillion Twinkies at $0.75 for a package of two. That’s enough to feed all the moonbat bloggers in Michigan for an entire weekend.
  • 180 billion hookers (at fifty bucks a crack). That’s enough to keep Bill Clinton busy for an entire weekend. If he’s staying in Paris he could triple the number of hookers for that same price and still have enough left over to dry clean ALL their dresses.
  • 72 billion bottles of the finest rye whiskey (Hirsch Selection 21 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey 93 Proof at $124.98 a bottle). That’s enough to keep Ted Kennedy busy for an entire weekend.
  • 2 billion face lifts for Helen Thomas (at $4,500 a pop). That still wouldn’t be enough for that hag.

Can you think of anything else?

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