Elections | Nation

Spike In Citizens' Donations For National Debt

NPR | Nov. 25, 2012 4:33 a.m. | Updated: Nov. 25, 2012 6:51 a.m.

In fiscal year 2012, the Bureau of the Public Debt received nearly $8 million in donations from private citizens, far surpassing the previous year’s haul. But it barely makes a dent in the overall national debt. So why give away all that cash?

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