Treasury Borrowed $211.69 Per US Household on Day After Thanksgiving


Terence P. Jeffrey
CNS News
November 27, 2012

US national debt clock / billboard. Picture was taken on April 19, 2008 so add approx. $1.5 billion per day to get current amount. (Photo by Jesper Rautell Balle, via Wikimedia Commons)

The U.S. Treasury increased the net debt of the United States $24,327,048,384.38 on the day after Thanksgiving, which equals approximately $211.69 for each of the nation’s 114,916,000 households.

At the close of business last Wednesday, according to the Treasury, the national debt was $16,283,161,895,179.85. On Thanksgiving, the Treasury took the day off and did no borrowing. But on Friday, the Treasury increased the debt of the United States to $16,307,488,943,564.23. That was a one-day increase of $24,327,048,384.38.

The Census Bureau estimated that as of September there were approximately 114,916,000 households in the United States. So, the $24,327,048,384.38 that the Treasury borrowed on Friday equaled about $211.69 per household.

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