It was announced yesterday that the U.S. hit its $14.3-trillion debt limit. To put that in perspective, here is $1 trillion. Please take note that those stacks are double-stacked, and made up of $10,000 stacks of $100 bills. That red dot in the bottom left corner is a man (for size comparison).
Multiply that by 14.3, and your debts probably don’t look as bad in comparison. If you’re having trouble visualizing it, here is $11 trillion as a jumping-off point.