MILWAUKEE — First time I-43 billboards track debts, national debt hits $23 trillion. Friday's national debt struck a record high. For the very first time ever, the federal government debt hit $23 trillion. That breaks down throughout the country to around $70,000 per person.
At McKinley Avenue in Milwaukee, there is a billboard near Interstate 43 that tracks the national debt. A advertisement on billboard sponsored by a non-partisan, semi-profit organization. Although the billboard made its Milwaukee debut in September, the total debt has risen more than $400 billion. In Cleveland and Las Vegas, comparable billboards have gone up.