It's Official: US Debt-To-GDP Passes 100%

Tyler Durden's picture

With precisely one year left for the world and all of its inhabitants, at least according to the Mayans, not to mention on the day of the Winter Solstice, it is only fitting that US debt, net of all settlements for all already completed bond auctions, is now at precisely $15,182,756,264,288.80. Why is this relevant? Because the latest annualized US GDP, according to the BEA, was $15,180,900,000.00. Which means that, as of today, total US debt to GDP is 100.012%. Congratulations America: you are now in the triple digit "debt to GDP" club!

(naturally, this is using purely "on the books" data. If one adds the NPV of all US liabilities, and adjusts GDP for such things as today's housing contraction, then the magical triple digit threshold was breached long, long ago).

And here is the breakdown for the forensically inclined ones:

I. Total debt as of December 20: $15,131,979,264,288,80 (source):

II. Net cash settlement of all completed auctions: $50,777,000,000.00 (source):

III. Total GDP: $15,180,900,000,000.00 (source):

=> Total Debt/GDP= $15,182,756,264,288.80/$15,180,900,000,000.00 = 100.012%

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JLee2027's picture

Deficit when Obama took office 10.6 trillion

He's on path for a 50%+ Increase in one term!

camaro68ss's picture

whahooooo weeeeeeeeee, Unicorns and skittals bitchezzzz

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Hear that?  That is the sound of the Fiat Ponzi imploding.  Grab your hard hats; time to go to work!

redpill's picture

Do we get a plaque or etched plexiglass award for our crumbling mantlepiece now that' we're in the 100% club?


I am 100% certain we are fucked.

Sudden Debt's picture

Tap you dick. If it's more sensitive than usual the answer is yes

And for the woman, blow your nose and if snot is comming from your puss the answer is also yes.



redpill's picture

It was a lot more fun joining the mile high club.

Kick_the_Kan's picture

I wonder how much attention this will get from the mainstream media

Mauibrad's picture

Re:  "Deficit when Obama took office 10.6 trillion

He's on path for a 50%+ Increase in one term!"


...By design.

Manthong's picture

Time to party like it's 2012!

How do you say Happy New Year in Mayan?

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

Did you know that 1375 people died due to acts of terrorism in 2010? Support the progrEssivE rEvolution and end terrorism with global surveillance networks. What's your excuse?

Kayman's picture


Did ya hear that some terrorists burned down the Reichstag ?

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Good thing Germany allowed the Nazis to take over after that happened.  They did a bang up job!

Schmuck Raker's picture

"Surveillance Networks" - Fuck Yeah!

RopeADope's picture

1375 people were killed by canned food in 2010?

Jendrzejczyk's picture

The War on Terror has cost $1,283 billion and has left between 227,000 and 300,000 dead. About 51% of these deaths are civilian casualties.

Max Hunter's picture

Are you talking about world government's contribution?  Or, the fake, invented threat used to keeps us all scared shitless and hand over our civil liberties? Nevermind

Jendrzejczyk's picture

Civil liberties = priceless

sheeple2012's picture

Does that include actions of the IDF?

RafterManFMJ's picture



USA USA USA!!!! C'mon, every body! USA USA USA!!!!!!

sof_hannibal's picture

USA USA USA USA... put on you cut off jean shorts and cowboy hat and let some of those .45 rounds go off in a early 4th of July celebration; PBRs all around yo... debt surpasses GDP... and they said we couldn't do it...

We [America, the country of] would like thank Benny B and the bailouts and China for all their cheap labor as well as all the private military contracors who made this possible,

~A good thing just got better,



America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. Oscar Wilde


Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

I would like to thank the academy of 300 for giving me ths gift.  I would like to thank the taxpayer for making all of this possible.  And most importantly, I would like to thank the establishment for brain washing everyone into believing that we could issue dent/money with no backing on the faith and credit of the system.  Thank you very much!

-Ben S. Bernanke's acceptance speech, 2012, Jackass Awards

HoofHearted's picture

Greece, Italy, out. We've got our eyes on the spots you have. We'll keep on spending til it hurts just so we can outgun your records of debt to GDP...

sof_hannibal's picture

we're number one again!!! in debt... keep spending... shop till' you drop

Troll Magnet's picture

no we are not. the limeys are way ahead of us as are the PIIGS. we got a lot of borrowing to do!

wanklord's picture

Blame the Baby-Boomers for all the ongoing disgraces of this country, that's why they are considered America's failed generation. These good-for-nothing invested their deprived intellect in experimenting with all types of drugs and having very promiscuous (and many times deviant/unnatural) sexual lives.

In fact, the following video taken at Woodstock in 1969 clearly depicts what Baby-Boomers were all about:

Consequently, their offspring are the best evidence that defect genes have been transmitted from one generation to the next; worst of all, the chances that their descendants' DNA carrying a more complex sequence of these defective genes are 100% guarantee -these new generation of Americans can fairly be described as subhumans.

legal eagle's picture

Not so much.....not buying it.  That is like saying that because people are very sexual at a college age they are deviant for the rest of their lives.  It is called living.  If I was a baby boomer in the 1960s, I would have done the same.  They have had interesting lives, and that is what it is all about.

The problem is the central planning, the kleptocracy in all of the Western socities, failed multiculturalism, fake money, lots of problems, but too much sex is not one of them. 

Troll Magnet's picture

shit...i wish i had lived thru the 60s...i had the misfortune of spending my most "potent" years in the 80s!

Jendrzejczyk's picture

At least our big hair in the 80's was clean, and not on our faces.... or under our armpits. That's about all I remember.

WonderDawg's picture

I loved coming up in the 80's. I was in college in the early 80's and got more ass than a toilet seat, as I'm sure pretty much everyone did. The 60's might have been a little more trippy, but the 80's were just fine by me. Some great music, too, though maybe not as good as the 70's if you take the decade as a whole.

CJHames's picture

NOTHING beat the 70's music. 

DaveyJones's picture

I'm deviant but that's despite all the sex in 13th grade

smlbizman's picture

yeah and all blacks can jump...

and all mexicans are lazy..

and all politicians are corrupt....alright i'll give you that one..

so i am sure with the wisdom you have displayed you are 19...close?

ATM's picture

Mexicans lazy? I think that's supposed to be the blacks too. High jumping, fast running but lazy.

All Mexicans work like ants but none of them can hold their liquor.

And don't get me started on those fucking Irish!

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

More copy-and-paste boilerplate from wanklord. It's been a while since he's used this particular screed..

Replies to him are a waste of time, as he never reads them. I don't think he reads more than the titles of the articles on which he is supposedly commenting.


geekgrrl's picture

Wow. You wrote almost verbatim my thoughts after reading wanklord's little derailing attempt.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

A quick google search will reveal wanklord's pattern of copy-and-paste missives. Although he makes occasional minor changes, certain recycled phrases are easy to spot.

An amusing example is a google search for "deprived intellect in experimenting" (with the quotes in order to search for the exact phrase). Give it a try.


Bendromeda Strain's picture

Heh - you can learn a lot from a Stooge  ;-)

Wanklord plan to run for office on the Neugenics platform. It's Neu!

Chuck Walla's picture

OK, whats wrong with unnatural sex?

TruthInSunshine's picture

Veterans returning from Afghanistan are pawning their purple hearts.

Eat yer peas.

The economy is G-R-E-A-T!

Green shoots & Purple Hearts, bitchez.

Soldier Pawns Purple Heart for Christmas Cash
Cheesy Bastard's picture

Congratulations America: you are now in the triple digit "debt to GDP" club!

The first rule of the triple digit debt to gdp club is never talk about the triple digit debt to gdp club.

ebworthen's picture





"When is X Factor on again?"

RobD's picture

I did a search and only came up with blogs and forum posts.

Sudden Debt's picture

The dick tapping or the national debt?