The US national debt is no joking matter. With $13.45 trillion accumulated as of July 2009 the US debt load trumps many massive figures. The past thirty years of film revenue of $264.1 billion looks small in comparison. The $726.9 in outstanding credit card debt, while large, is still small in comparison. The rest of the western hemisphere’s debt is a mere fraction at $1.55 trillion. Any way you compare it the US is in a lot of debt.