The national debt is a serious concern and it grows more serious everyday.
It is important to always remember that debt represents a burden to the endebted. Speaking of this burden, a wise man once said:
Interest never sleeps nor sickens nor dies. ... Once in debt, interest is your companion every minute of the day and night; you cannot shun it or slip away from it; you cannot dismiss it; it yields neither to entreaties, demands, or orders; and whenever you get in its way or cross its course or fail to meet its demands, it crushes you.
With this statement in mind, take a look at the dynamic National Debt Clock either by clicking on the highlighted link or the image above.
Many thanks to Kirk Gilmore for bringing this graphic to my attention.