A couple of days ago, the debt widget above clocked over $131,000 in national (US gvernment treasury debt) outstanding per taxpayer. Since installing this widget here at my blog (June 2011), it first went from under $119,000 to $131,000.
Feeling $12,000 RICHER, to pay your fair share, Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer?
Platinum has been on a tear the past couple of days. Up about $70 per ounce. The most likely explanation that I can offer is recent violence (police killing miners) at a platinum mine in South Africa.