US Public Debt
The national debt, or the United States public debt is synonymous with the gross federal debt and the US government debt. These terms refer to the amount of money owed by the United States government. The debt does not include any monies owed by individual people, states, or corporations. The Bureau of the Public Debt is a US department of treasury agency located in West Virgina that borrows money for the US government for operation costs. The bureau of public debt borrows money by selling notes, bonds, TIPS, and treasury bills totaling about 2 trillion dollars per year. The bureau calculates the US public national debt daily. The current government debt as of 2006 is about 8.3 trillion dollars which seems like a huge amount, but considering the debt to gross domestic product ration is only about two to three, it is not bad compared to many nations around the world. A country’s gross domestic product or GDP represents consumption plus investment plus government spending plus the total sum of exports minus imports. The most popular method of paying of national or public debt is to increase the country’s GDP but also increase deficit spending in order to achieve an increase in the gross domestic product. US debt can also be decreased by increasing revenue by increasing taxes and tariffs. Check out the official website of the Bureau Of Public Debt and find out what the debt is to the Penny.