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Bridget Johnson


February 13, 2012 - 4:07 pm

Arizona Rep. Jeff Flake’s (R) pop-culture analogies for Washingtonian problems may seem kitschy on any other day, but today it provided a respite from the sea of similar budget statements flooding the inbox.

The U.S. is so broke that at an average cost of about $13, more than 1.2 trillion copies of Adele’s “21” album could be purchased with our $15.3 trillion debt. That’s 187,500 times the current amount of record sales for “21.”

Wait for the pun…

“We’re rolling in deep debt,” said Flake.

Don’t forget to tip your waitress. Oh wait, we ran out of money.

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.
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