It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


U.S National Debt Clock

page: 1

log in


posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 11:23 AM
Here's a nifty little website that updates our national debt in almost real time.


As I am posting the current stats are, (Dated Dec 16th)

The estimated population of the United States is 295,072,049
so each citizen's share of this debt is $25,677.49

National Debt: $7,576,708,364,203.69

posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 11:24 AM
Whoa, now it's $7,576,720,227,105.38

Just a matter of minutes later after posting this topic!

posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 11:34 AM
That's not actually real time.
That's a CGI script that attempts to guess the current value using data issued once a day by the treasury department:
Q: How accurate is your Debt Clock?

A: As accurate as I can make it! Every business day, the U.S. Treasury department releases new Debt figures for the previous day. I periodically get these figures and use them to adjust the Debt Clock's value so it remains accurate.

I, or rather the CGI code I wrote for the Debt Clock, then calculate the current value of the Debt by a simple linear extrapolation between the recent date's value and the value for the debt about a year previously.

Here's the US Tresury department site:

That will be more accurate.

posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 12:09 PM

Originally posted by syntaxer
Whoa, now it's $7,576,720,227,105.38

Just a matter of minutes later after posting this topic!

From the treasury site it say it's currently at:

12/14/2004 $7,551,124,808,067.16

posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 02:23 PM
The numbers for the 15th were just released, it went down from the 14th.
That shows the debt clock is not real, just a projection.

12/15/2004 $7,529,346,941,107.40

[edit on 16-12-2004 by AceOfBase]

posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 02:41 PM
Good find AceOfBase
You could say i forgot to read the fine print

posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 05:20 PM
Did somebody say national debt? are you kidding, we are doing fantastic in this country, the job market is in the good side, people are spending for Christmas and our economy is booming.

Occurs that is what our administration is telling us all the time, and occurs the faithful to Mr. Bush agrees with that, so the rest of us are in the wrong and lying.

We are so mean to poor Mr. Bush that we don't give him any credit

posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 08:59 PM
who does the US treasury owe all this money to?

posted on Dec, 31 2004 @ 09:39 AM

Originally posted by General Zapata
who does the US treasury owe all this money to?

The document below, from the Financial Management Services sector of the US Tresury, has some information on the debt.

It looks like the government ows half of the money to itself.

Total public debt: 7,379.1 million (September 2004)
Federal Reserve and Government accounts: $3,772.0 million
Total privately held: $3,607.0 million

Foreign and inter-national hold $1,861.9 million of the Total privately held. That's about half of the privately held debt.

posted on Jan, 1 2005 @ 08:48 PM
i dont know about the rest of ya but I dont have my share of the debt, maybe bill gates will cover my share. LOL

posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 12:25 PM
What is the deal with the "Your Share of the Debt" section on all of these clocks? I don't remember borrowing any money and certainly not that kind of money!

Not my debt. Just some made up numbers that mean nothing.

Just more propaganda to make you think you're in debt to the federal reserve and the thugs in Washington!

posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 12:31 PM
Wow- flash back! Pretty scary to see this and be reminded of the situation. The debt has almost doubled in just over 6 years, at this rate it will have doubled by the end of the year. Talk about escalating out of control- an average of over $4bil increase in debt per day over the last 3 years.

posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 12:41 PM

Now they want us to think we all owe like 100,000 dollars each?

It is actually laughable that they continue peddling this nonsense!

new topics


log in