Here are the newest National Debt statistics available for the month of November 2008 from www.treasurydirect.gov
Debt held by the public (Dec. 11, 2008):
Intragovernmental holdings (Dec. 11, 2008):
Total Debt (Dec. 11, 2008):
Since Oct. 1, 2008 - the National Debt has increased:
In the month of November 2008, taxpayers shelled out:
$18,558,733,892.95 in interest payments.
Total amount paid in interest on the National Debt since the Oct. 1, 2008 beginning of the 2009 fiscal year: $37,543,039,529.24
Total amount paid in interest on the National Debt in fiscal year 2008: $451,154,049,950.63
Gifts to reduce the public debt, October 2008: $32,849.95
Gifts to reduce the public debt, Fiscal Year 2008: $2,189,358.89
If you don't like these numbers, we can change them. Call your Congressman at the Capitol Switchboard number (202)224-3121 and urge them to balance the federal budget. Bailouts won't fix the economy, balancing the federal budget will.