Estimated number of gays and lesbians serving under the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy. Twenty-eight retired generals and admirals marked the policy's 14th anniversary on Nov. 30 with a petition urging Congress to repeal it
Number of members of the armed forces who have been forced out of the military through 2006 as a result of the policy
Amount the national debt grows per minute
Value of the national debt--which translates into $30,000 for each individual in the U.S.--up from $5.7 trillion when President Bush was sworn into office...