On 9/29/2010, the total national debt was $13,466 bn. On 11/30/2010, the total was $13,861 bn. Ok, that isn't $400 billion, it is only $395 bn, and it is one day more than 2 months, but still this is shocking. It isn't a stretch to think that the deficit might be $2 trillion this fiscal year. If the GOP-controlled house doesn't like that then the alternatively is to shut down the government, which would be a good thing if it could happen.