Just for fun*, here's the debt clock.
Learn more about us debt.
As I understand it, the Senate is taking up an immigration bill that will provide sweeping changes to the current law. That's the same Senate that hasn't passed a budget in four years. My family with kids and parents is down $400,000+, it's getting worse all the time and for some reason they think I want them to deal with immigration.
Maybe it's not me. Maybe there's a ton of other people who want them to deal with immigration. A bunch of folks who know how deep in debt we are, but don't care about anything but more immigration.
Awesome. I get to pay their bills, too.
Unless I pull a John Kerry or better still, a Tina Turner** or Gerard Depardieu and find ways to escape my taxes. Then they'll have to pay their own bills.
I wonder if they know that?
Update: Reich Tax, anyone?
Update 2: Luckily, we still have money for high-speed choo-choos!
* - Hmm. That wasn't really fun, now was it? I need to work on my fun.
** - Dig the poll on that link! Most people have no problem with her bailing out to avoid taxes. They may think differently when they start to realize what it means for them.