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Debt per citizen hits $60,000 mark

HOW THE DEBT AFFECTS YOU
USNEWS 2011 report is coming true

HOW and WHY the GOVERNMENT WILL BORROW YOUR RETIREMENT SAVINGS
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-15/heres-why-and-how-government-will-borrow-your-retirement-savings

US DEBT CLOCK
http://www.usdebtclock.org/

By History Infographics — Extensive source links . . .

2016 infographic statistics as of Sunday, March 15, 2016

REAL STIMULUS SPENDING
http://money.cnn.com/news/specials/storysupplement/stimulus-tracker/

http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/06/analysis-real-stimulus-spending-is-at-least-2-5-trillion-since-2008/

FAILED STIMULUS SPENDING
http://nypost.com/2012/01/29/how-the-800b-stimulus-failed/
http://reason.org/news/show/the-facts-about-stimulus-spending

CLINTON SIGNING BILL MAKING BANKS TOO BIG TO FAIL
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/19/wall-street-deregulation-clinton-advisers-obama

WORLD WAR I
http://www.britannica.com/event/World-War-I

DOTCOM CRASH
http://www.investopedia.com/features/crashes/crashes8.asp

Gross public debt (federal) % GDP
http://www.usgovernmentdebt.us/spending_chart_1792_2020USp_XXs2li011mcn_H0f_Accumulated_Gross_Federal_Debt

Govt. begins changing how it measures GDP after many poor first quarters.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-22/gdp-changes-coming-in-july-as-u-s-addresses-weak-first-quarters

DEBT
Fiscal year from Jan. 1 to Jul. 1 in 1842, and finally from Jul. 1 to Oct. 1 in 1977 where it remains today.
1900-2015
http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/histdebt/histdebt.htm
http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/histdebt/histdebt_histo3.htm
http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/histdebt/histdebt_histo4.htm
1975-85 rounded to millions
http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/histdebt/histdebt_histo5.htm
2016
POPULATION
1900-1980
http://www.census.gov/popest/data/national/totals/pre-1980/tables/popclockest.txt
http://www.census.gov/popest/data/intercensal/national/nat2010.html
http://www.census.gov/popest/data/historical/2010s/index.html
2015-16
http://www.census.gov/popclock/?intcmp=home_pop
(stats taken on May 15, 2016)

ADJUSTING FOR INFLATION?

Consumer Price Index removed food and energy in early 90s
Changed methodology
Peter Schiff: https://youtu.be/pwI3Nya5L9g

Government removed food and energy from inflation during ….
http://www.bankrate.com/finance/personal-finance/is-inflation-higher-than-you-think-1.aspx
http://www.cnbc.com/id/42551209
http://blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2014/05/15/5-things-you-always-wanted-to-know-about-inflation-statistics/

Core inflation rate used (which excludes food and energy) to remove natural causes (like drought) from affecting money supply calculations.
HISTORY INFOGRAPHICS NOTE: THIS METHOD DOES NOT REFLECT HEAVY REGULATIONS, SUBSIDIES AND CRONYISM FROM ACTUAL CONSUMER COSTS
http://inflationdata.com/articles/2008/02/24/what-is-core-inflation-and-why-doesnt-it-include-food-and-energy/

Cleveland and Dallas Fed banks use “core inflation gauges” which add food, energy but drop items that swing widely in price.
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/economy/inflation/2007-06-13-inflation-usat_N.htm

COMPOSITION OF CONGRESS BY PARTY
http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0774721.html

INFLATION CALCULATOR
http://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm