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Old 08 February 2016, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by GenYus234 View Post
Since the article linked talks about $14,288 billion (in 2009) and the person is talking about $19 trillion in 2015/2016, the issue would appear to be that the person doesn't realize that $xx,000 billion is $xx trillion (and that debt often changes from year to year).
Or, as I posted, perhaps the person thinks that a thousand billion isn't the same as a trillion. The old definition of trillion was a thousand thousand billion. So $14,288 billion isn't anywhere near a trillion using that definition.
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