US Debt History

Does the US government want to reduce or balance the budget?  Look at history and the numbers then decide for yourself.

The Outstanding Public Debt as of 26 Mar 2013 at 12:36:54 AM GMT is:

$ 1 6 , 7 6 1 , 9 4 8 , 1 1 4 , 7 6 9 . 5 2

The estimated population of the United States is 314,659,099
so each citizen’s share of this debt is $53,270.18.

The National Debt has continued to increase an average of
$3.87 billion per day since September 28, 2007.

Date  Dollar Amount
9/30/2012  $  16,066,241,407,385.80
9/30/2011  $  14,790,340,328,557.10
9/30/2010  $  13,561,623,030,891.70
9/30/2009  $  11,909,829,003,511.70
9/30/2008  $  10,024,724,896,912.40
9/30/2007  $    9,007,653,372,262.48
9/30/2006  $    8,506,973,899,215.23
9/30/2005  $    7,932,709,661,723.50
9/30/2004  $    7,379,052,696,330.32
9/30/2003  $    6,783,231,062,743.62
9/30/2002  $    6,228,235,965,597.16
9/28/2001  $    5,807,463,412,200.06
9/30/2000  $    5,674,178,209,886.86
9/30/1999  $    5,656,270,901,615.43
9/30/1998  $    5,526,193,008,897.62
9/30/1997  $    5,413,146,011,397.34
9/30/1996  $    5,224,810,939,135.73
9/29/1995  $    4,973,982,900,709.39
9/30/1994  $    4,692,749,910,013.32
9/30/1993  $    4,411,488,883,139.38
9/30/1992  $    4,064,620,655,521.66
9/30/1991  $    3,665,303,351,697.03
9/28/1990  $    3,233,313,451,777.25
9/29/1989  $    2,857,430,960,187.32
9/30/1988  $    2,602,337,712,041.16
9/30/1987  $    2,350,276,890,953.00
9/30/1986  $    2,125,302,616,658.42
12/31/1985  $    1,945,941,616,459.88
12/31/1984  $    1,662,966,000,000.00*
12/31/1983  $    1,410,702,000,000.00*
12/31/1982  $    1,197,073,000,000.00*
12/31/1981  $    1,028,729,000,000.00*
12/31/1980  $      930,210,000,000.00*
12/31/1979  $      845,116,000,000.00*
12/29/1978  $      789,207,000,000.00*
12/30/1977  $      718,943,000,000.00*
12/31/1976  $      653,544,000,000.00*
12/31/1975  $      576,649,000,000.00*
12/31/1974  $      492,665,000,000.00*
12/31/1973  $      469,898,039,554.70
12/29/1972  $      469,898,039,554.70
12/31/1971  $      424,130,961,959.95
12/31/1970  $      389,158,403,690.26
12/31/1969  $      368,225,581,254.41
12/31/1968  $      358,028,625,002.91
12/29/1967  $      344,663,009,745.18
12/30/1966  $      329,319,249,366.68
12/31/1965  $      320,904,110,042.04
12/31/1964  $      317,940,472,718.38
12/31/1963  $      309,346,845,059.17
12/31/1962  $      303,470,080,489.27
12/29/1961  $      296,168,761,214.92
12/30/1960  $      290,216,815,241.68
12/31/1959  $      290,797,771,717.63
12/31/1958  $      282,922,423,583.87
12/31/1957  $      274,897,784,290.72
12/31/1956  $      276,627,527,996.11
12/30/1955  $      280,768,553,188.96
12/31/1954  $      278,749,814,391.33
12/31/1953  $      275,168,120,129.39
6/30/1953  $      266,071,061,638.57
6/30/1952  $      259,105,178,785.43
6/29/1951  $      255,221,976,814.93
6/30/1950  $      257,357,352,351.04
6/30/1949  $      252,770,359,860.33
6/30/1948  $      252,292,246,512.99
6/30/1947  $      258,286,383,108.67
6/28/1946  $      269,422,099,173.26
6/30/1945  $      258,682,187,409.93
6/30/1944  $      201,003,387,221.13
6/30/1943  $      136,696,090,329.90
6/30/1942  $        72,422,445,116.22
6/30/1941  $        48,961,443,535.71
6/29/1940  $        42,967,531,037.68
6/30/1939  $        40,439,532,411.11
6/30/1938  $        37,164,740,315.45
6/30/1937  $        36,424,613,732.29
6/30/1936  $        33,778,543,493.73
6/29/1935  $        28,700,892,624.53
6/30/1934  $        27,053,141,414.48
6/30/1933  $        22,538,672,560.15
6/30/1932  $        19,487,002,444.13
6/30/1931  $        16,801,281,491.71
6/30/1930  $        16,185,309,831.43
6/29/1929  $        16,931,088,484.10
6/30/1928  $        17,604,293,201.43
6/30/1927  $        18,511,906,931.85
6/30/1926  $        19,643,216,315.19
6/30/1925  $        20,516,193,887.90
6/30/1924  $        21,250,812,989.49
6/30/1923  $        22,349,707,365.36
6/30/1922  $        22,963,381,708.31
6/30/1921  $        23,977,450,552.54
7/1/1920  $        25,952,456,406.16
7/1/1919  $        27,390,970,113.12
7/1/1918  $        14,592,161,414.00
7/1/1917  $          5,717,770,279.52
7/1/1916  $          3,609,244,262.16
7/1/1915  $          3,058,136,873.16
7/1/1914  $          2,912,499,269.16
7/1/1913  $          2,916,204,913.66
7/1/1912  $          2,868,373,874.16
7/1/1911  $          2,765,600,606.69
7/1/1910  $          2,652,665,838.04
7/1/1909  $          2,639,546,241.04
7/1/1908  $          2,626,806,271.54
7/1/1907  $          2,457,188,061.54
7/1/1906  $          2,337,161,839.04
7/1/1905  $          2,274,615,063.84
7/1/1904  $          2,264,003,585.14
7/1/1903  $          2,202,464,781.89
7/1/1902  $          2,158,610,445.89
7/1/1901  $          2,143,326,933.89
7/1/1900  $          2,136,961,091.67
* denotes a rounding up to nearest million

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