"In 1981, when America's accumulated debt was creeping up on $1 trillion, President Reagan explained in his first address to Congress,'I've been trying … to think of a way to illustrate how big a trillion really is. And the best I could come up with is that if you had a stack of $1,000 bills in your hand only 4 inches high, you'd be a millionaire. A trillion dollars would be a stack of $1,000 bills 67 miles high.'"
It's now 10-50 times that (depending on what you include). If there's any better way to destroy the Republic from within, I can't think of it.
[Hat Tip Jonah Goldberg at NRO]