Thursday, December 22, 2011

U.S. joins triple digit “debt to GDP” club

This is an ignoble Christmas present for America.

Via Zero Hedge:
With precisely one year left for the world and all of its inhabitants, at least according to the Mayans, not to mention on the day of the Winter Solstice, it is only fitting that US debt, net of all settlements for all already completed bond auctions, is now at precisely $15,182,756,264,288.80. Why is this relevant? Because the latest annualized US GDP, according to the BEA, was $15,180,900,000.00. Which means that, as of today, total US debt to GDP is 100.012%.
Congratulations America: you are now in the triple digit “debt to GDP” club!
I. Total debt as of December 20: $15,131,979,264,288,80 (source)
II. Net cash settlement of all completed auctions: $50,777,000,000 (source)
III. Total GDP: $15,180,900,000,000 (source)
=> Total Debt/GDP= $15,182,756,264,288.80/$15,180,900,000,000 = 100.012%
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1 comment:

Interested Bystander said...

Hey All,

And that's just the debt the Government ADMITS too.

The Fed was just "semi" audited, and it was found out that they had 7 TRILLION of "bailouts" to foriegn banks on it's books.

I believe the TOTAL debt is more like 120 - 125 TRILLION dollars.

Kind of scarey, isn't it?