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National Debt Ends 2010 By Topping $14 Trillion

There was a nice little New Year’s Eve present from the Department Of The Treasury that you might not have heard of:

Some milestone’s worth noting:

  • The national debt passed the $ 13,000,000,000,000 mark on June 3, 2010. It took 212 days for an additional trillion dollars to be added to the national debt.
  • Before that, it last passed a milestone number on November 17, 2009 when it hit $ 12,000,000,000,000. It took only 198 days for an additional trillion dollars to be added to the national debt.
  • Since Barack Obama took the Oath of Office, the national debt has increased from $ 10,626,877,048,913.08 to $ 14,025,215,218,708.52. That’s an increase of $ 3,398,338,169,795.44 in 710 days.

Happy New Year !

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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May, 2010 and also writes at Below The Beltway. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook

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  1. Dave Schuler says:

    You ain’t seen nothing yet.

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  2. Alex Knapp says:

    And it’s only going to get worse, thanks to the Obama-GOP tax deal.

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  3. michael reynolds says:

    We’re number 1!

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  4. Ryan Gleason says:

    That’s spending an average of $4.786 BILLION per DAY more than is being brought in to the Treasury. I’m not sure how to wrap my brain around that.

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  5. Neil Hudelson says:

    Congratulations everyone! We did it! Now onwards and upwards to 15!

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  6. Dave Schuler says:

    We’re number 1!

    And in deep number 2!

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  7. G.A.Phillips says:

    ***We’re number 1! ***lol, with a bullet…

    http://www.usdebtclock.org/

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