On Thursday the White House published the chart below that explains how the nation got from the Clinton-era budget surplus and the projection that it would eventually pay off the U.S. national debt to the $14 trillion debacle we’re facing only a decade later.
(Click on the image for a slightly more legible version.)
In case you’ve been living in a cave for the past 10 months (as I have been apparently) a father/son team sent a camera into space by way of weather balloon just because it was fun, a great learning opportunity, and a outstanding experience to be shared by all of those involved. I can’t stress enough the value of these kinds of experiences as a way to connect with your children and to create a memory that will last a life time (and could potentially be passed down to their children). If you haven’t seen this video, I encourage you to set aside seven minutes and check it out: