U.S. NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK
The Outstanding Public Debt as of 18 Dec 2016 at 04:21:42 AM GMT is:
The estimated population of the United States is 324,362,737
so each citizen's share of this debt is $61,292.29.
The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $2.48 billion per day since September 30, 2012!
Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House!
Do you have any questions about the National Debt or this Debt Clock?
Here are some answers. The Treasury Department's Bureau of Public Debt also has their own Public Debt FAQ.
National Debt -- In the News
30 Apr 2013 - U.S. to Pay Down $35 Billion in National Debt in Q2 (Reuters)Other sites concerned about the National Debt are:
30 Apr 2013 - Deficit Surprise: US Pays Down National Debt (ABC News)
19 Mar 2012 - National Debt has increased more under Obama than under Bush (CBS News)
13 Apr 2011 - Obama National Debt plan: Will it all come down to taxes? (Christian Science Monitor)
28 Apr 2010 - Obama appoints panel to tackle National Debt (Boston Globe)
16 Oct 2009 - Obama team makes it official: Budget Deficit hits record. By a lot. (USA Today)
15 Oct 2009 - Greenspan: U.S. National Debt, not weak dollar, is the concern (BloggingStocks)
20 Mar 2009 - US Federal Deficit soars past previous estimates (Washington Post)
20 Mar 2009 - Congressional Budget Office: US Deficit ballooning to record $1.7 trillion (Christian Science Monitor)
22 Feb 2009 - Obama plans to slash U.S. Budget Deficit by 2013 (Bloomberg)
9 Oct 2008 - Maxing out the National Debt Clock (US News & World Report)
9 Oct 2008 - Sign of the times -- The clock has run out on the National Debt (Wall Street Journal/AP)
29 Sep 2008 - Bush Administration adds $4 trillion to National Debt (CBS News)
25 Sep 2008 - ABCs of the bailout: what it means for taxpayers (Tahlequah Daily Press (OK))
25 Sep 2008 - Opinion: Bush legacy takes a turn (The Advocate -- WBRZ Louisiana)
24 Sep 2008 - U.S. Debt could hit WWII levels (Toronto Star)
24 Sep 2008 - U.S., examining a bailout, has boosted Debt before (Associated Press)
23 Sep 2008 - Opinion: Our kids will pick up the check for our financial mess (Dallas Morning News)
9 Sep 2008 - Deficit grows as rescue costs are added up (Financial Times (London))
8 Jan 2006 - U.S. hovers close to its Debt Ceiling -- Treasury boss says government business could be affected (San Francisco Chronicle)
10 Apr 2005 - Editorial: $7,782,816,546,352 in Debt (CBS News)
7 Apr 2005 - Editorial: Bureau of Public Debt: Surrounded by IOUs (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
4 Apr 2005 - Bush's agenda faces opposition from election-wary Republicans (Bloomberg.com)
18 Nov 2004 - Senate votes to let US borrow up to $8.18 trillion (Boston Globe)
4 Nov 2004 - Why Democrats should be thankful -- at least they won't have to clean up the Bush fiscal catastrophe (Slate -- MSNBC)
3 Nov 2004 - Administration pressures Congress to raise Debt Ceiling (Boston Globe)
9 Jun 2004 - Editorial: Reagan policies gave green light to red ink (Washinton Post)
2 Feb 2004 - Bush sends $2.4 trillion budget (including record $521 billion Deficit) to Hill (CBS News)
17 Dec 2003 - Bush Deficit plan draws derision (CBS News)
15 Jun 2003 - Aging population makes this Deficit scarier (USA Today)
14 Mar 2003 - GOP senators oppose size of Bush tax cut (NY Times)
29 Aug 2001 - Congressional Budget Office: "Social Security funds needed to balance books" (CNN)
22 Feb 2001 - Bush unveils 'fiscally responsible' budget--reduces Deficit, but not Debt (CNN)
27 Sep 2000 - President Clinton Announces Another Record Budget Surplus (CNN)
7 Sep 2000 - National Debt Clock Stops, Despite Trillions of Dollars of Red Ink (CNN)
1 May 2000 - Clinton Announces Record Payment on National Debt (CNN)
4 Aug 1999 - US to buy back National Debt, first time in 25 years (BBC)
The Concord Coalition - A nonpartisan, grass roots movement to eliminate the deficit and bring entitlements down to a level that's fair to all generations
Grandfather Economic Report on Federal Government Debt - Ever wonder to whom this massive Debt is owed? This massive site has the answer to this and other other questions.
WebActive - A weekly online magazine for progressive activists.
Also, the U.S. Department of the Treasury provides daily, monthly, and yearly figures for the Debt--to the penny! These are the figures I use to calibrate this Debt Clock.