Breaking Down the National Debt

In Analysis by Michael Rae

The U.S. government’s 2022 fiscal year ended on September 30, 2022. At that time, the nation’s total public debt outstanding totaled $30.93 trillion. That’s the equivalent of $238,051 of debt for each American household, or $93,192 for each individual American.
Who does the U.S. government owe all that money to?
The answer is illustrated in the chart below:

Political Calculations provides some analysis:

The Overall Picture
The U.S. Federal Reserve is once again Uncle Sam’s single largest creditor, accounting for 18.3% of the entire U.S. government’s national debt. The Fed’s share of the total public debt outstanding has decreased from 19.1% a year ago, mainly

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