Still a Bottomless Pit IV

Interest Paid on the Federal Debt

Federal Debt Interest 2017


In this century, the U.S. Treasury has paid $7,084,454,965,572.52 interest on the national debt.

Seven trillion, 84 billion, 454 million, 965 thousand, 572 dollars and 52 cents.

That’s an average of $393,580,831,420.70 per year.

Always odd, how these figures hardly ever get into the news, isn’t it?

See also Bottomless Pit: Interest Paid on the Federal Debt, Still a Bottomless Pit, and Still a Bottomless Pit II, and Still a Bottomless Pit III.

Lane Core Jr. joined the Catholic Church at age 17, having been raised a Methodist. With a B.S. in Math & Computer Science, he has been on the Internet since 1995, and from 2002 through 2009 published The Blog from the Core. He has freelanced for the Pittsburgh Catholic and the Tribune-Review newspapers. A lifelong bibliophile, he enjoys poetry, theology, history, biography, and psychology.