The Chicago Tribune offers some stunning illustrations that depict just how dire the country's financial situation is. I've modified the images a bit to indicate when the Democrats took over Congress (and the nation's wallet).
Click any of the images to see the full-sized graph at the Trib site.
If those charts don't getcha, consider this:
No country has ever survived the levels of debt that we're about to incur on the Obama plan for 2020. The interest alone on the debt is projected to be over $1 trillion -- and that's if interest rates don't go up significantly, which they will.
The only reason countries like Greece haven't yet imploded is the promise of a backstop by big brother, AKA the International Monetary Fund, AKA the U.S. But when the U.S. hits these levels, there won't be anyone to backstop us.
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