While many of us were busy earning a living today, and catching bits and pieces of the latest wrinkles in Herman Cain's candidacy, there was one minor story to which the media neglected to devote much ink. Here's the headline:
"Debt Increased $203 Billion in Oct.--$650 for Every Man, Woman and Child in America"
The story, from CNS news, citing Dept of Treasury data, confirms that the nation's debt increased by $203,368,715,583.63 for October alone. While many Americans were spinning around on their eyebrows with their knickers in a furious twist over a $5 monthly banking fee, the federal government increased the debt of every man, woman and child in the country by a whopping $650 per person. While popular sentiment convinced Bank of America to rescind its proposed fee, I'm not sure what popular sentiment will do for a family of four which now owes a collective $2,600 for just one stinking month of Hope and Change. By way of contrast, in October of 2010, the debt increased by $107,202,466, 449.57. They nearly doubled it this year.
So remember, while the media focuses on the settlements and unspecified allegations on the right, encouraging us to shred our own side to ribbons, your country is spending itself into oblivion. We now return you to "As The GOP Turns."