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How the Sequester Has Impacted Our Debt Accumulation


Great news, everyone! Since the sequester kicked in, the national debt has only increased by $23 billion!

According to the Department of the Treasury, the total public debt outstanding has increased by $23,574,161,895.69 since March 1.

We’re now at $16.6 trillion.

Believe it or not, that’s actually a genuine improvement. For the preceding five days, February 23 through 28, the total debt increased by $78 billion.

To be exact, $78,248,379,369.81.

Tags: Debt , Sequester


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