Good news for the economy came today when U.S. Senator George V. Voinovich of Ohio used the iconic Pac-Man to illustrate the United States' nation debt, which currently stands at more than $11.38 trillion. Where's the good news?

It's not in the ever-increasing "Federal Debt as percentage of GDP" ratio. Because that looks bad. The good part is that, if I remember my Pac-Man animation cycle, we're just a few years away from a completed chomp. Then the Pac-Man (or is that Super Pac-Man) cycle can begin anew. Spend wildly, America!

If you'd like to see Sen. Voinovich go on and on and on and on about this in front of a Pac-Man pie chart illustration, you can do so at his official web site.

United States Sentor George Voinovich