'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
- Abraham Lincoln -

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Something To Ponder

Do you realize that on this day 203 years ago, when the United States Treasury was established, that it warehoused more money than it does today?

I can't find a source that provides the exact amount that went into our national coffers on that day but if it was more than a buck, it was at least two dollars more than is there today.

As of this morning, the Treasury vaults were empty except for an IOU reading $16,000,260,044,849.99.

It took a lot of work, and a lot of foolish, self-interested, uncaring presidents to get us from 1789 to today.

And we have only ourselves to blame for having put them in charge of the place.