From an interview with Connie Mack of Dubya’s tax reform panel in ’s New York Times:
Deborah Solomon: The U.S. government has to get money from somewhere. As a two-term former Republican senator from Florida, where do you suggest we get money from?
Connie Mack: What money?
DS: The money to run this country.
CM: We’ll borrow it.
DS: I never understand where all this money comes from. When the president says we need another $200 billion for Katrina repairs, does he just go and borrow it from the Saudis?
CM: In a sense, we do. Maybe the Chinese.
“The Outstanding Public Debt as of is: $8,007,315,344,855.44
“The estimated population of the United States is 297,514,641 so each citizen’s share of this debt is $26,914.02.”