3 Numbers: Why a U.S. Economic Meltdown is Inevitable

  • Amount Democrats argue should be cut from current budget to raise debt ceiling: $33 billion.
  • Amount Republicans argue should be cut: $61 billion.
  • Monthly increase in publicly held U.S. debt during past year (March to March): $139 billion.

We are a spendaholic nation of people who feel entitled; we will not change. Time to reread The Grapes of Wrath — or read it for the first time.