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    The US Is Running Out Of Money, So People Are Coping By Cracking Jokes About The Country Being Broke

    "Give them $1200, that should be more than enough."

    The pandemic and effects of COVID-19 have taken a financial hit on many across the US — including, apparently, the US itself.

    The Capitol Building
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    CNN recently reported that unless Congress raises the debt ceiling, the US will run out of money by Oct. 18, which could tank the markets and economy.

    Rolls of U.S. currency held together with rubber bands
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    According to secretary of the treasury Janet Yellen, our trusty ol' government has been spending $50 billion dollars per day OVER the amounts paid last year. 

    And because the internet is the internet, people have been coping with this potentially devastating news by doing what they do best — cracking jokes. Here are some of the most-liked jabs at the US's hole-punched wallet:

    1.

    Give them $1200 that should be more then enough ❤️ https://t.co/mqwv19XoAA

    Twitter: @brooke24_ / Via Twitter: @brooke24_

    2.

    me 🤝 us government broke af https://t.co/HD31voh6lc

    Twitter: @_Kastian / Via Twitter: @_Kastian

    3.

    Twitter: @WrittenByHanna / Via Twitter: @WrittenByHanna

    4.

    Looks like I’m not the only one spending irresponsibly https://t.co/6Bl3r69X6w

    Twitter: @kellykeegs / Via Twitter: @kellykeegs

    5.

    Get a better paying job then https://t.co/mXjPaM2Y7E

    Twitter: @david8hughes / Via Twitter: @david8hughes

    6.

    Twitter: @LuciaEverblack / Via Twitter: @LuciaEverblack

    7.

    Time for old reliable https://t.co/5oGZzU5XX7

    Twitter: @Minitron_10 / Via Twitter: @Minitron_10

    8.

    Everyone is hiring. Get out there and pound that pavement. https://t.co/vuhzok9ehd

    Twitter: @toodrunk2flux / Via Twitter: @toodrunk2flux

    9.

    onlyfans dot gov https://t.co/zBj9oWojnn

    Twitter: @thebenbram / Via Twitter: @thebenbram

    10.

    they chose dinner with HOV :( https://t.co/Ksc5B5ZNEe

    Twitter: @MichellCClark / Via Twitter: @MichellCClark

    11.

    Twitter: @drivingmemadi / Via Twitter: @drivingmemadi

    12.

    But y’all got the nerve to check MY credit? https://t.co/WG3usgbOxb

    Twitter: @GYoungxL / Via Twitter: @GYoungxL

    13.

    bitch me too you ain't special https://t.co/m7o6fO6tgW

    Twitter: @gothspiderbitch / Via Twitter: @gothspiderbitch

    14.

    The US government wondering why they ran out of money after spending 10 bajabilionquintillion dollars on the military https://t.co/qPezuE1mU7

    Twitter: @Xavier8948 / Via Twitter: @Xavier8948

    15.

    shouldve pledged allegiance to the bag instead https://t.co/Hj9oFIQr6z

    Twitter: @naisu9k / Via Twitter: @naisu9k

    16.

    Smells like broke in here https://t.co/4iKOXRS94c

    Twitter: @Phil_Lewis_ / Via Twitter: @Phil_Lewis_

    17.

    I got $100 for y’all if you clear all my student loans right now @POTUS https://t.co/d2TLgccj70

    Twitter: @daritheprince / Via Twitter: @daritheprince

    18.

    they should start selling NFTs https://t.co/xxeFvMuLfC

    Twitter: @AerospaceCowboy / Via Twitter: @AerospaceCowboy

    19.

    worrying about my student loans when y’all broke!!! bye!!! https://t.co/BG7msBBsd7

    Twitter: @hinadirah / Via Twitter: @hinadirah

    20.

    What y’all gettin at their everything must go sale? Imma get the Declaration of Independence https://t.co/gsGGX1qBn7

    Twitter: @WrittenByHanna / Via Twitter: @WrittenByHanna