Total US Debt Over $18 Trillion

The total US debt has just jumped over the $18 trillion mark for the first time ever. With all of the other major problems we are facing as a country, this one might be the crow bar that finally shatters the camel’s back: It also means that total US debt to nominal GDP as of Sept 30, which was $17.555 trillion, is now 103%. Keep in mind this GDP number was artificially increased by about half a trillion dollars a year ago thanks to the “benefit” of R&D and intangibles. Without said definitional Read more […]