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Black Friday: Treasury Borrowed $211.69 Per U.S. Household on Day After Thanksgiving

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The U.S. Treasury increased the net debt of the United States $24,327,048,384.38 on the day after Thanksgiving, which equals approximately $211.69 for each of the nation’s 114,916,000 households.

At the close of business last Wednesday, according to the Treasury, the national debt was $16,283,161,895,179.85. On Thanksgiving, the Treasury took the day off and did no borrowing. But on Friday, the Treasury increased the debt of the United States to $16,307,488,943,564.23. That was a one-day increase of $24,327,048,384.38.

 

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  1. Menderman

    November 27th, 2012

    What do government calculators look like? Do they have trillion and hundred billion keys? My office calculator only goes to hundred billion, so is beyond its capability trying to figure government spending…much like our elected leaders I suppose.

    I’d bet that 90% of progs have no idea what a trillion dollars is.

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  2. Left Coast Dan

    November 27th, 2012

    Please use words like billion and trillion – huge numbers like that are very scary to me, and I don’t like to think about it.

    Oh wait…

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  3. hanoverfist

    November 27th, 2012

    Your welcome.

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  4. Billy Fuster

    November 27th, 2012

    Invest in wheelbarrows.

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  5. Milwaukee Mike

    November 27th, 2012

    This was no doubt spent on fantastic black friday marked down sale items the gubbamint needs! Well done, saving the taxpayers money!

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  6. RANDO

    November 27th, 2012

    A trillion here, a trillion there. Pretty soon you’re talking real money…

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  7. Noodengr

    November 27th, 2012

    maybe we should rename it “in the red” friday?

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  8. Tim

    November 27th, 2012

    Them that borrow with no intention of repaying should pay in blood.

    Particularly them that borrow in my name, my sons’ names, and my grandchildrens’ names, without our permission.

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