Source: The Los Angeles Times
quote: Those are highschool kids right? Means they'll go to college around 1-2 years from now and graduate in ~8 years from now. The national debt today is $16,8 trillion. The national debt in 2005 was ~$8 trillion. Assuming it continues at the same rate, in 8 years time, it will be $32,3 trillion. GDP 8 years ago was $12,6 trillion, today it's $15,7 trillion, in 8 years it will be ~$19,6 trillion.