NYC National Debt Clock runs out of digits - Yahoo! News
NEW YORK - In a sign of the times, the National Debt Clock in New York City has run out of digits to record the growing figure.
As a short-term fix, the digital dollar sign on the billboard-style clock near Times Square has been switched to a figure — the "1" in $10 trillion. It's marking the federal government's current debt at about $10.2 trillion.
The Durst Organization says it plans to update the sign next year by adding two digits. That will make it capable of tracking debt up to a quadrillion dollars.
The late Manhattan real estate developer Seymour Durst put the sign up in 1989 to call attention to what was then a $2.7 trillion debt.
I think this shows us where we are as a nation. For too long we have lived on borrowed money and we are reaping the consequences. If we are going to move forward as the United States, and if we want a United States for our children, we have to review our national priorities and actions. Eventually, all debts come due, and we will have to pay them.
Even worse, we have been living on borrowed time and bankrupt spirituality. We have to reach a point that we realize that what we have in terms of time and national strength comes as a blessing from God, and if we do not acknowledge Him, we are prone to lose that blessing. We need to turn our hearts as American Christians back to loving and serving God, and pray for those around us. Otherwise, we as the people of God will turn out to be the stumbling block which our nation trips over.