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The real picture

Posted: August 16, 2011 9:10 a.m.
Updated: August 17, 2011 5:00 a.m.

For many families here in Kershaw County, all this talk about the federal budget and the national debt involves numbers so huge as to be inexplicable. Families think in thousands of dollars, while the government thinks in trillions. Someone passed along to us recently one of those missives that make their way around the country, and unlike many such messages with their wild inaccuracies, the figures in it are a pretty valid picture of what’s going on in America. Consider:


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