We have rediscovered a favorite webstite: www.usdebtclock.org. Amazing. We can watch it for hours with unending fascination.
The good news is the unfunded liabilities are only about sixty trillion dollars or, thought of another way, more than 4x annual GDP. That should work out nicely.
Here's a screenshot of the site from back when the debt was smaller, like, now. No, now. Okay, now. No, now...
Dammit. That sucker just won't stop growing...
From the hills of the hinterlands, the wind carried on its lips one word: gold.
US Debt Clock Screen Shot
[Hat tip: Colonel Smith]