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Meet the Press Fail: Shows Debt Clock $3 Trillion Less Actual $16.4 Trillion
Sunday, January 6, 2013 | Kristinn

Posted on 01/06/2013 10:27:47 AM PST by kristinn

It has gone unremarked upon by their peers in the media, but a few people noted it on Twitter. This morning NBC's Meet the Press featuring gun criminal David Gregory ran a graphic of the U.S. national debt clock that showed the debt at $13 trillion, a mere $3 trillion short of where it actually stands.

Most notably, former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker tweeted about it.

A photo of the Meet the Press debt clock fail was posted to Twitter by Rick VanMeter:

As of today, the national debt is over $16,400,000,000,000.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: debtclock; meetthepress; vanity

1 posted on 01/06/2013 10:27:54 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

$13 trillion versus $16 trillion? Does it even matter anymore?


2 posted on 01/06/2013 10:32:40 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: kristinn

Not a mistake. Deliberate lying.


3 posted on 01/06/2013 10:32:57 AM PST by DManA
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To: kristinn

This is an outrage but NBC is a tentacle of the Obama regime. They gotta do what they gotta do for “the Won”.


4 posted on 01/06/2013 10:33:41 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: kristinn
The official photo of the new Democrats in Congress contained Photoshopped people who were not there.
Sandy Hook -- did he use pistols? Or a rifle? [shrug] Depends on the news story.
Sandy Hook -- Weirdness with the Parker Family. I don't even know in their daughter is alive or dead.
Debt clock -- what's $3T? It's like a rounding error, right?
Hillary Clinton -- Stroke? Fall? Concussion? Blood clot? Alcohol? Who knows.
The election -- many districts with 100% of votes going to Obama. That's weird.

We've entered the Twilight Zone. I believe NOTHING.

5 posted on 01/06/2013 10:33:53 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: kristinn

Oh I’m sure it was just a mistake by the NBC NEWS staff, said NO ONE EVER!


6 posted on 01/06/2013 10:35:21 AM PST by The Chief
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To: kristinn

Must've cashed in a couple $Toony's....

7 posted on 01/06/2013 10:38:58 AM PST by mikrofon (Obama's America: Closed for Business)
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To: The Chief

Needs to be huge news.

Seriously. This is a network lying. Bald-faced lying.


8 posted on 01/06/2013 10:39:15 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: kristinn

Without checking, I think the $13 trillion excludes Treasuries held by the U.S. Government in the “Social Security trust fund”. If they look at it that way, then the U.S. government’s Social Security obligations are 100% unfunded. They can’t have it both ways.


9 posted on 01/06/2013 10:41:24 AM PST by Kennard
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I suspect this is about all we can expect from the Lamestream Media from now on; especially in the economic news. It’ll HAVE to be exaggerated and TWEAKED a bit to make THE FIRST MULATTO PRESIDENT look good. (I’m still waiting for the FIRST TRULY BLACK PRESIDENT.)


10 posted on 01/06/2013 10:42:10 AM PST by Twinkie (The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein. Ps. 24:1)
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To: kristinn
gun criminal David Gregory

LOL

11 posted on 01/06/2013 10:43:21 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: CitizenUSA

$13 trillion versus $16 trillion? Does it even matter anymore?


No..it doesn’t.

I’ve read that unfunded liabilities, Medicare, SS etc. brings the total north of $60 Trillion..


12 posted on 01/06/2013 10:44:49 AM PST by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: mikrofon
Must've cashed in a couple $Toony's....

Yep, three of them. And, I suppose the striking of the coinage will look just like the one you depict...

Trillion Dollar Coins: The Ultimate Debt Ceiling End-Around?

13 posted on 01/06/2013 10:48:10 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: DManA

Absolutely, deliberately lying.


14 posted on 01/06/2013 10:50:28 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn
http://usadebtclock.com/

National Debt per person - $52,142
Total US Unfunded Liabilities Per Person - $390,592

Medicare Unfunded Liability - $79,030,435,000
Total US Unfunded Liabilities - $123,298,143,000

Oh Yes
GDP - $15,811,000,000
Real Disposable Personal Income - $10,359,000,000
Unfunded Liabilities / GDP = 7.8
Unfunded Liabilities / DPI = 11.9

The Liabilities are ~8x GDP
The Liabilities are ~12x DPI

A Completely Unsupportable Burden

15 posted on 01/06/2013 10:51:38 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: C210N

“..I suppose the striking of the coinage will look just like the one you depict...”

I expect it to have Obama giving the middle finger on the heads and his rear mooning us on tails.


16 posted on 01/06/2013 10:52:00 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: AFret.

see #15


17 posted on 01/06/2013 10:53:32 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: kristinn
NBC's Meet the Press featuring gun criminal David Gregory

I'm still looking for updates on how the investigation is going.

18 posted on 01/06/2013 10:54:23 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: vbmoneyspender
Gunslinger Man


19 posted on 01/06/2013 11:01:54 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: CitizenUSA

What scares the hell out of me is what the debt will be if interest rates go to 4%.
They can’t stay at 0 forever.


20 posted on 01/06/2013 11:05:44 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn

Tell the stupids a lie enough and they will believe it. They fell for the Obama lies and believed all those.


21 posted on 01/06/2013 11:07:54 AM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: kristinn

The MSM must have heard Obama was watching some TV on vacation.......


22 posted on 01/06/2013 11:08:12 AM PST by 4Speed
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To: AFret.

Math is hard.
Try $222Trillion.
http://www.theburningplatform.com/?p=38718


23 posted on 01/06/2013 11:24:19 AM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It’s sickening how the left can get away with the deliberate lies it tells.


24 posted on 01/06/2013 11:34:27 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: mikrofon

25 posted on 01/06/2013 11:35:07 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: kristinn

Interesting to me that former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker watches MTP.
LOL.


26 posted on 01/06/2013 11:43:44 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Kennard

There is no trust fund.

I’ve seen a debt clock like that before. Is there more than one, or did they pull the image from the past? Is there a service that makes debt clock graphics for people, and do they whip up whatever figures are quoted to them? Are there multiple quasi-official debt numbers, like there are unemployment percentages? Do the 13trillion guys get in scuffles with the 16trillion guys when they pass eachother in the halls?

This is all so absurd.


27 posted on 01/06/2013 11:51:48 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: Twinkie
There is fundamentally not much difference between the US and Venezuela.

Class warfare , rampant communists running the government and the press, nationalization of industry, and 100% enfranchisement of the poor, lazy, and stupid who continue to vote for communists and seek to rob the productive class of their money via the electoral process.

28 posted on 01/06/2013 12:04:35 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"The official photo of the new Democrats in Congress contained Photoshopped people who were not there.

Sandy Hook -- did he use pistols? Or a rifle? [shrug] Depends on the news story.

Sandy Hook -- Weirdness with the Parker Family. I don't even know in their daughter is alive or dead.

Debt clock -- what's $3T? It's like a rounding error, right?

Hillary Clinton -- Stroke? Fall? Concussion? Blood clot? Alcohol? Who knows.

The election -- many districts with 100% of votes going to Obama. That's weird.

We've entered the Twilight Zone. I believe NOTHING."

Watched the Twilight Zone Marathon over the holidays.

I kept waiting for Obama administration to "come on down".

The Emilie Parker story is new to me this morning and it totally creeps me out. With that and all this (above) and more:

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE? WHAT'S HAPPENING TO OUR COUNTRY?

29 posted on 01/06/2013 12:09:59 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: mylife; Kristin
He dances the heck out of CeLow (sic) & Mary J. Blige music!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR8GLhvyPwo&feature=en

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmEzJGhcmAo&NR=1&feature=endscreen

30 posted on 01/06/2013 12:18:15 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: hummingbird
How sophisticated and cosmopolitan! LOL! ☺
31 posted on 01/06/2013 12:31:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: CitizenUSA

16 - 13 equals 3. Not too much difference if you ignore the trailing zeroes as Congress seems to do. They are not mathematicians.


32 posted on 01/06/2013 1:35:35 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Jim Robinson; All
Welcome Gateway Pundit readers.
33 posted on 01/06/2013 3:00:52 PM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: mylife
"How sophisticated and cosmopolitan! LOL! ☺

A regular bon vivant! I hope you were able to open both. Somehow, I can only open one of these now and just a few other YouTubes that I've opened before.

Very odd since I've opened lots of YouTubes before and even sent them to Mr. hummingbird and he got them both.

"User error" I suppose! Glad you enjoyed the dance. He is quite a man about town!

34 posted on 01/06/2013 3:20:37 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: hummingbird
I saw both. Thanks for the larf. ☺
35 posted on 01/06/2013 3:34:42 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All
...and welcome to readers from The Blaze via Gateway Pundit.
36 posted on 01/06/2013 5:17:53 PM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: All
...and welcome to readers from Instapundit via Gateway Pundit.
37 posted on 01/06/2013 7:35:01 PM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: Rome2000

Where does it end? How does it end? . . and . . When does it end?


38 posted on 01/06/2013 9:29:31 PM PST by Twinkie (The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein. Ps. 24:1)
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To: Proud2BeRight
I expect it to have Obama giving the middle finger on the heads and his rear mooning us on tails.

I suspect Moochelle could be on the reverse...First US issue oval shaped coin...with the reverse a 1/4 turn out from the obverse...

39 posted on 01/07/2013 12:41:08 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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