The US Owes Approximately $1094 for Every Year the Universe has Existed

We toss about large numbers so frequently that we may have become too comfortable and we may not have true perspective on US National Debt. With companies and counties spending billions and even trillions of dollars, this is especially true when people talk about money. To put our national debt into perspective, think about the age of the Universe in comparison to how much our nation has spent and lost in the last few decades.

Hubble Deep Field

Our Universe is 13.7 billion years old. That seemed like such a big number when I was younger that I could not imagine anything larger. Now let’s look at the US national debt. The United States is $15 trillion in the hole. This means that the US now owes roughly $1094 for every year the Universe has been in existence. Now that is scary.