Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com,
Well, it happened again.
On Friday afternoon, the national debt of the United States hit another major milestone, soaring past $21 trillion for the first time ever.
Clearly that is an enormous number… it’s actually larger than the size of the entire US economy, which is pretty incredible.
But what’s always been the more important story about America’s pile of debt is how rapidly it’s growing.
For example, in the span of a SINGLE DAY, from Thursday to Friday, the national debt grew by $73 BILLION. In a day.
To put that number in context, $73 billion is larger than the size of most major companies like General Motors, Ford, and Southwest Airlines.