Funny Watch These Shocked Students Learn About the $18T Nat'l Debt
Caleb Bonham of Campus Reform took a walk around Charleston, South Carolina, recently to see what students think of the more than $18 trillion in national debt.
That equals about $56,000 owed to the federal government per individual. And when taking into account the $126 trillion in unfunded liabilities - like Social Security and Medicare - the number swells to $1.1 million per person.
Bonham asked students their birth date, then plugged that into a calculator to figure out each person's lifetime share of debt.
First, he asked them what they'd do if they got a check for that enormous amount, but then he broke the news about what the number actually represents.
One student's response? "Holy s**t."
He then accused lawmakers of failing to think about future generations.
Another said "we got to do something to change that," while a group of women blamed the rising debt on President Obama.
Bonham told one group of girls that eventually the debt will have to be paid off.
"I'm not a taxpayer yet," one responded.
Watch all of the answers given to Campus Reform below: