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[CNS]:  The federal government has accumulated more new debt--$3.22 trillion ($3,220,103,625,307.29)—during the tenure of the 111th Congress than it did during the first 100 Congresses combined, according to official debt figures published by the U.S. Treasury.

That equals $10,429.64 in new debt for each and every one of the 308,745,538 people counted in the United States by the 2010 Census.

The total national debt of $13,858,529,371,601.09 (or $13.859 trillion), as recorded by the U.S. Treasury at the close of business on Dec. 22, now equals $44,886.57 for every man, woman and child in the United States....

......During the Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) tenure as speaker, which commenced on Jan. 4, 2007, the federal government has run up $5.177 trillion in new debt. That is about equal to the total debt the federal government accumulated in the first 220 years of the nation's existence, with the federal debt rising from $5.173 trillion on July 23, 1996 to $5.181 trillion on July 24, 1996.

In her inaugural address as speaker, Pelosi vowed that Congress would engage in no new deficit spending.

"After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go, no new deficit spending,” she said in an address from the speaker’s podium. “Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt."


Asked by grlygrlz2 at 6:17 PM on Dec. 28, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (47)
  • Absolutely disgusted

    Answer by tnmomofive at 6:22 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Tar. Feathers. Maybe just lynching.

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 8:09 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Makes me want to VOMIT

    Answer by bjojola at 6:19 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Mortified at this grotesque spending.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 6:41 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Justified in my vote; terrified

    Answer by elasmimi at 6:19 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • angry


    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:46 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • frustratedangrybad


    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 6:51 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • The fools who voted for them should be the only ones to pay!

    Oops went over, just like the Demcrat.

    Answer by gammie at 8:51 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Not Surprised.
    Democrats are spend and tax politicians, always have been. Who actually believed the statements by Pelosi and her cohorts?

    Answer by jewjewbee at 7:12 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • i want them to pay

    Answer by letstalk747 at 6:21 PM on Dec. 28, 2010