Worried about the growing debt? You can help. In a little-known cranny of the Treasury’s website, the government asks for the help of everyday Americans in repaying the total public debt, which it tallies at a startling $11.3 trillion (or 80 percent of GDP).
In a section called “Debt to the Penny and Who Holds It,” Uncle Sam provides advice for those looking for the tip jar.
“How do you make a contribution to reduce the debt? Make your check payable to the Bureau of the Public Debt, and in the memo section, notate that it is a Gift to reduce the Debt Held by the Public.”
And cc us if you do make a donation.