Every so often the public collectively wonders how much the United States owes in debt. Well, here it is in this TaxAssurances YouTube video. As of 04/30/2020 the United States owes $24,974,171,868,164.35 to various individuals and organizations. That’s trillion with a T.
Here’s a link to the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY that provides up to date information about the public national debt. https://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/debt/current
Also, here’s how that debt has grown since September of 2000 as also provided by the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. https://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/histdebt/histdebt_histo5.htm
It’s worth noting that with this debt their is interest that the United States pays. Last year the United States spent a total of $4.4 trillion for the full fiscal year. Of that spending, roughly 13% or $573 billion was spent on just the interest we have on that $24.9 trillion in debt.
Here is the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY report that summarizes our total spending by various categories (page 9 of 40). It’s entitled, “Final Monthly Treasury Statement, Receipts and Outlays of the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2019 Through September 30, 2019 and Other Periods.” https://www.fiscal.treasury.gov/files/reports-statements/mts/mts0919.pdf
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Source: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY.