National Debt Facts and Figures

-National Debt-

-We are $114,789 in national debt per U.S. taxpayer.

-We are $180,629 in U.S. total debt per U.S. citizen.

-We have $349,206 of unfunded social security liability per U.S. citizen.

-We are at an average of $53,864 personal debt per U.S. citizen.

-The average personal savings per citizen is $1,540.

-The current dollar amount on the U.S.’s current liabilities is $107,864,995,798,651.

-Our debt held by foreign countries is at $3,862,751,455,979

-Counting social security and medicare, the U.S. government is committed to future payment in excess of 65 TRILLION dollars.

-In 2010, the U.S. government is projected to issue almost as much new debt as the rest of the governments of the world combined.

-When Ronald Reagan took office, the U.S. national debt was only about 1 trillion dollars.

-Barack Obama’s latest budget anticipates $5.08 trillion in deficits over the next 5 years.

-The U.S. national debt has more than doubled since the year 2000.

-The U.S. government’s debt ceiling has been raised six times since the beginning of 2006.

-The $1.9 trillion cap increase recently passed by the House amounts to another $6,000 for every living American.

-As of December 1st, 2009, the official debt of the United States government was approximately 12.1 trillion dollars.

-To pay this 12.1 trillion dollar debt would require approximately $40,000 from every single person living in the United States.


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