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As of 2014, the American national debt stands at $17.6 trillion, with much of this figure owed to the Social Security Trust Fund. The U.S. Treasury manages the debt through the Bureau of Public Debt, which has split the ... More »

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The U.S. National Debt Clock is a running, real-time display that shows both the current gross national debt in the United States, as well as the total debt-per-citizen. Roughly the size of a billboard, the U.S. National... More »

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USDebtClock.org provides a comprehensive summary of the financial situation in the United States. This site features live, up-to-the-second updates of positive and negative dollar figures within the U.S. government budge... More »

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The U.S. Treasury issues a national debt report on a monthly basis on TreasuryDirect.gov. Information on public debt is available from 1869 through the current year. The Treasury Department also enables users to search f... More »

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Gross federal debt is calculated by adding debt held by the public and intragovernmental debt. Federal debt increases as a result of government spending and decreases with the receipt of taxes. More »

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The United States has debt because it has to borrow money in order to pay for services, such as education and military programs. The amount that is collected through taxes is not enough to cover the different services th... More »

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The U.S. national debt has steadily increased since 1971 due to several factors, including overspending and the country's increasing elderly population. The debt began to rise significantly when President Nixon moved the... More »

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