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Dwayne: How hot dogs can help us understand the national debt

Published in Blog on November 21, 2019 by Convention Of States

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No one really understands the scope of the $23 trillion national debt. Our "leaders" in Congress certainly don't. If they did, they'd drop everything they're doing to start lowering it. 

But Dwayne Parkinson has a solution: hot dogs. 

At a recent hearing in the Wisconsin state legislature, he used hot dogs to help the legislators -- and everything in the audience -- get a better grasp of the scope of our nation's financial problems.

  • Every gas station in America would have to sell 137 million hog dogs to equal our debt.
  • End to end, 23 trillion hot dogs could reach Mars and back... 31 times.
  • Each child in America would have to eat 310,800 hot dogs to equal the national debt.

Watch the video below for his full testimony.

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