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Old 23 March 2009, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by snopes View Post
Comment: I just heard that US birth certificates are bonds and therefore
can be redeemed for cash, something like 20,000 dollars. No way, right?
Isn't this figure curiously close to what the per capita "share" of the national debt (which if I'm correct is composed of Government bonds) was at some point in the not too distant past?

Maybe someone explaining the national debt in terms of "each citizen effectively owes $20,000" has gotten confused somehow.
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