NATIONAL DEBT INCREASES BY 1 TRILLLION IN JUST 33 DAYS
CAN’T SPEND IT FAST ENOUGH (By: Mick Higley reprinted with permission)
On the day President Joe Biden signed the legislation that ended the debt ceiling debate (Saturday 6/03/2023), the US national debt was $31.467 trillion. On Thursday 7/06/2023 (just 33 days later), the US national debt reached $32.474 trillion, i.e., the national debt increased $1 trillion in 33 days. From our nation’s inception (using 7/04/1776 as our start date), the US national debt did not reach $1 trillion for more than 205 years (until 10/22/1981) (source: Treasury.gov).
I understand there was a pent-up supply of US government debt ready to be issued after the previous debt ceiling limit was reached on 1/19/2023, but an increase in our national debt of another trillion dollars in just over a month is staggering.