Terence P. Jeffrey
Sept. 19, 2013
At 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury released its daily statement revealing how the accounts of the federal government stood as of the close of business on Tuesday, Sept. 17.
According to this official accounting, the federal government’s debt that is subject to a legal limit set by Congress stood at exactly $16,699,396,000,000 at that hour yesterday.
That marked the fourth straight month that the U.S. government’s debt has ended up at exactly $16,699,396,000,000 at the close of each business day.