Our Debt is 14 trillion dollars. It seems we are all having a problem with getting this amount of money into our heads, in order to understand this amount of money. Here goes - If you spent 1,000.00 per second (60,000.00 per hour) it would take you 444 years to blow through it. Shakespeare was born in 1564, if he started spending 1,000.00 dollars per second when he turned 2 ys old he would just now have spent 14 trillion. Now maybe we can get some perspective into this. Our government spending is totally out of control.