WASHINGTON — The national debt has now passed the $13 trillion mark, according to USDebtClock.org, an independent tracker of the total debt held by the public. Several Republican senators cited the happening on the Senate floor.
Your share of that as an American citizen is a little more than $42,000, that website estimates.
Expect to hear a lot more about the debt going forward, including in this space tomorrow. Republicans, including Michele Bachmann, John Kline and Erik Paulsen, have said they plan to make the debt (and federal spending in general) a central focus of their 2010 campaigns.