US National Debt Tops $13,000,000,000,000


deficit-stop-spendingThe U.S. national debt hit $13 trillion today, a stratospheric number with looming implications for every citizen. With about 309 million people living in the U.S., the average American owns a $42,000 piece of debt – and the 110 million taxpayers owe an even larger chunk per person as the debt grows ever larger.

Below are some figures from the U.S. National Debt Clock, which tracks the red ink every second of every day.

According to the Debt Clock:

• Total national debt: $13 trillion
• Debt per citizen: $42,026
• Debt per taxpayer: $117,982
• Total interest due: $1.9 trillion
• Interest per citizen: $2,211

Click here to see the Debt Clock, which is updated every second.

• Total personal debt: $16.5 trillion
• Total mortgage debt: $14.1 trillion
• Total consumer debt: $2.45 trillion
• Personal debt per citizen: $53,483
• Debt held by foreign countries: $4.07 trillion

The Debt Clock is not run by the U.S. government, but the information it collects comes from a range of government sources, including the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and the Budget, the U.S. Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

{Noam Newscenter/Fox News}


  1. It is all good to make jokes of it without bothering to realize the implications. The cause and affect is rather simple. The cause is overspending by the goverment on social services, argiculture subsides, and huge military that our weeklings in Washington refrain from using, as well as the intrest on the defecit. the affect will that eventually china will stop lending money the U.S., prompting us to print money. this will drive up inflation, which will further weaken the econemy, and the US will lose their triple A status. After that, a can’t desbribe how much worse the situation can and will get. unless we do something now to stop it.

  2. That doesn’t even count the unfuned obligations in Medicare and Social Security, which pushes the debt up to $62 trillion. I’m working on a video game to challenge people to payoff their share of the debt and appreciate just how big that number is. Check it out:


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