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U.S. Set to Reach Another Debt Milestone Under Obama

The total U.S. public debt will probably hit $15.5 trillion today.

On Tuesday, according to the Department of the Treasury, it was $15,499,023,629,682.44, to be precise.

That figure was $10.6 trillion the day Barack Obama took office.

That is an increase of $4,872,146,580,769.36 — let’s just say $4.8 trillion — over 1,142 days.

Remember, on the campaign trail, Obama said that adding $4 trillion in debt over Bush’s eight years was “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic.”

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