There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers. Richard FeynmanThat means there are more dollars in the deficit than there are stars in the skies. I can't believe this is what our forefathers perceived would happen at the Boston Tea Party. U.S. NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK The Outstanding Public Debt as of 10 Oct 2008 at 11:43:26 PM GMT is: $10,269,969,272,979.61 The estimated population of the United States is 304,884,832so each citizen's share of this debt is $33,684.72. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of$3.34 billion per day since September 28, 2007!Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House!