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 Mataconis
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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 contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020.