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U.S. Federal Deficits, Presidents, and Congress

by Stephen Bloch
Last update: Oct. 14, 2014
Numbers for Sept. 30, 2014

To anybody who’s followed this page over the years: In October, 2013, I changed the formula for adjusting for inflation, so the numbers in this page don’t match what was on this page before Oct. 2013. The old version of the page is here.

Some time in early 2004, I ran across a Web site maintained by the Department of the Treasury, listing the U.S. National Debt year by year since 1791. The numbers by themselves are too big to be meaningful, so I put them into… Continue reading