www.RonTravisSr.com by Ron Travis
U. S. NATIONAL DEBT

"WHEN YOU MORTGAGE YOUR FUTURE WITH EVER-INCREASING DEBT, YOU BECOME A SLAVE TO DEBT, AND EVERY FUTURE SPENDING DECISION IS EFFECTED"

(Dec. 2016 comment added - "Tax cuts are great to make us competitive with other Countries in World Trade; but they must be accompanied with Zero-Based Budgeting of Government Spending, which has not been done in previous years".)  

 FEDERAL   DEBT END OF FISCAL YEAR - 1940-2017
In Millions of Dollars
1940  $     50,696 1966         328,498 1992      4,001,787
1941       57,531 1967         340,445 1993      4,351,044
1942       79,200 1968         368,685 1994      4,643,307
1943       142,648 1969         365,769 1995      4,920,586
1944       204,079 1970         380,921 1996      5,181,465
1945       260,123 1971         408,176 1997      5,369,206
1946       270,991 1972         435,936 1998      5,478,189
1947       257,149 1973         466,291 1999      5,605,523
1948       252,031 1974         483,893 2000      5,628,700
1949       252,610 1975         541,925 2001      5,769,881
1950       256,853 1976         628,970 2002      6,198,401
1951       255,288 TQ         643,561 2003      6,760,014
1952       259,097 1977         706,398 2004      7,354,657
1953       265,963 1979         829,467 2005      7,905,300
1954       270,812 1980         909,041 2006      8,451,350
1955       274,366 1981         994,828 2007      8,950,744
1956       272,693 1982      1,137,315 2008      9,986,082
1957       272,252 1983      1,371,660 2009      11,875,851
1958       279,666 1984      1,564,586 2010      13,528,807
1959       287,465 1985      1,817,423 2011      14,764,222
1960       290,525 1986      2,120,501 2012 Est      16,350,885
1961       292,648 1987      2,345,956 2013 Est      17,547,936
1962       302,928 1988      2,601,104 2014 Est      18,499,909
1963       310,324 1989      2,867,800 2015 Est      19,426,503
1964       316,059 1990      3,206,290 2016 Est      20,391,198
1965       322,318 1991      3,598,178 2017 Est  $21,325,493