U.S. Debt Clock: You have to see it to believe it

Last night I ran across a phenomenal website called USDebtClock.Org.     I captured the above screen shot this morning so all of the above figures are approximate as of 1:00 pm on October 18, 2013.

Unfortunately, the screen shot doesn’t do it justice and so you have to visit the site to fully understand its impact as the debt and revenue numbers are constantly churning at a dizzying rate. 

Last night when I check the U.S. Debt figure the debt was in the high $16 trillions.  I awoke this morning to find that the debt had surpassed the $17 Trillion mark.  Hurray!? 

To me, however, the most fascinating aspect is how the site divides that debt by the number of citizens and taxpayers.  As of 1:00 pm today, the debt, per citizen, was $53,715.  However, the debt per us taxpayer was an astonishing $148,29 (and it keeps growing).