United States Federal Debt as a % of GDP
As of Sept 30 2008, the US national debt was estimated to be $10 Trillion. This is roughly $35,469 per US taxpayer. The debt is continuing to grow in the wake of the increasing size of the stimulus budget items.
Canadian Federal Debt as % of GDP
As of February 2009, the federal debt stands at roughly $458-billion. This is roughly $13,685 per Canadian taxpayer. This is an upward trend with the recent federal budget, which reduces the debt reduction activities of past government budgets.
Who Owns the US National Debt?
The view from an independent analysis based on January 2007 data: