U.S. debt pile

U.S. national debt is piling up

The U.S. national debt has been growing more quickly in recent months, increasing about $1 trillion nearly every 100 days.

U.S. debt permanently crossed over $34 trillion on 4th January 2024 according to data from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

It reached $33 trillion on 15th September 2023, and $32 trillion on 15th June 2023. Before that, the $1 trillion move higher from $31 trillion took about eight months.

The U.S. national debt is the total amount of money that the federal government owes to its creditors. That can include, individuals, other countries and corporation. It is composed of two main components: federal debt held by the public and federal governmental debt.

The national debt has grown over time due to various factors, such as recessions, defense spending, and tax cuts. The debt-to-GDP ratio gives insight into whether the US has the ability to cover all of its debt. It also shows how it affects economic growth. 

U.S. national debt pile is growing

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U.S. national debt is piling up

The national debt increased by 13.3% under President Biden. Up from $27.77 trillion as of 1st March 2020 to $31.46 trillion as of 1st March 2023. The debt also grew by $1.5 trillion, or 5.6%, between the end of 2020 and the end of 2021.

The gross domestic product (GDP) measures the annual economic output of the entire country. The national debt exceeds this amount, which is very high.

As of the end of February 2024, the U.S. debt is almost $34.4 billion. This is the money that the federal government has to borrow to pay for its operating expenses.

The World Bank found that if the debt-to-GDP ratio exceeded 77% for an extended period, it slowed economic growth.

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