Debt Up $236,991,525,500.74 Since First Trump-Clinton Debate

By Terence P. Jeffrey | October 19, 2016 | 5:32 PM EDT

The first Clinton-Trump debate at Hofstra University, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(CNSNews.com) -The federal debt increased $236,991,525,500.74 in the twenty-two days that passed between the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and the close of business yesterday—the last day for which the Treasury has published the debt data.

That $236,991,525,500.74 increase in the federal debt since the first Trump-Clinton debate on September 26 equals an increase of $10,772,342,068.22 per day and $1,843.48 for every person who voted in the 2012 presidential election.

It also equals $1,906.67 for every person who had a full-time job in the United States in September.

Additionally, it is more than the $201,003,387,221.13 in debt the federal government accumulated between the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the end of fiscal 1944 on June 30, 1944.

At the close of business on Sept. 26, 2016, according to the Treasury, the total federal debt was $19,529,588,502,748.67.

At the close of business on Oct. 18, 2016, it was 19,766,580,028,249.41.

That means between those two days the debt climbed by $236,991,525,500.74.

When that new debt is divided by the 22 days that elapsed from September 26 through October 18, it equals approximately $10,772,342,068.22 per day.

When it is divided by the 128,556,837 people who voted in the 2012 presidential election, according to the National Archive, it equals $1,843.48 per presidential voter.

When it is divided by the 124,296,000 people who had full-time jobs in the United States in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it equals $1,906.67 per full-time worker.

According to the Treasury, the total federal debt equaled $201,003,387,221.13 at the end of the federal government’s 1944 fiscal year (June 30, 1944), it then rose to $258,682,187,409.93 by the end of fiscal 1945 (June 30, 1945).

The $236,991,525,500.74 that the federal debt has increased since the first Trump-Clinton debate just over three weeks ago is more than all the debt the United States government accumulated between the founding of the country and the end of fiscal 1944.

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