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Who Really Owns the U.S. National Debt?

DeanStriker Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 8:35 PM
Thanks to the fact that the American People are claimed to be responsible for every penny of ALL the debt, it is WE who are "owned" by all the holders. The Holders merely "hope" that WE can and will pay. When the amount claimed due from each and every "taxpayer" exceeds $1.08 MILLION dollars, while to total assets of the average family are only $243 thousand dollars, there is only one logical outcome. follow

Today, we're taking a preliminary look at just who owns all the debt issued by the U.S. federal government through 30 September 2012 - the end of the U.S. government's fiscal year. Our chart below visualizes what we found.

The information presented in our chart above is preliminary, as the U.S. Treasury typically revises its foreign entity debt ownership data in March of each year.

Overall, U.S. entities own just 65.8% of all debt issued by the U.S. federal government. Ranking the major U.S. entities from low to high, we find that: