Drinking our way through $17 trillion.
As Seamus eagerly displays, years of overspending have left us drunk with debt. The US gross debt has reached $14 trillion — the size of the US economy. This has only happened once before in American history: World War II.
[Editor's Note: In the 2 years since this video was produced, the national debt has gone from $14 trillion to $16.8 trillion.]
The U.S. Debt Machine rolls on, borrowing $3 million per minute.