Out of curiosity, I was taking a look at the historical section of the US Treasury website and saw that in 1835, the National Debt was only $33,733.05. Yes, only 33 thousand dollars and change. Ignoring for a moment the higher value of the dollar back then, I thought it would be neat if a bunch of us chipped in and paid the National Debt! Of course, now that the debt is $7.14 trillion, that seems a lot less doable. :)
Is John Ashcroft afraid of calico cats? How bizarre. I looked it up because Lionel mentioned it on his radio show. Too bad it's unsubstantiated.