Total family income for the year $21,700
Amount spent by the family last year $38,200
Last year’s outstanding credit card balance $142,710
Additional credit card charges for this year $16,500
Total planned decrease in the family spending budget this year $3.85
Now multiply each number by a hundred billion and you’ve got the current US economy.
Because “unsustainable” is such a vague word that many people have trouble getting their head around.