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.