It's at roughly $28T now. Debt to GDP is around 125%. www.usdebtclock.org 20-year treasury = 2.20% on 03/10/21. https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/interest-rates/Pages/TextView.aspx?data=yield Federal debt would have to increase by 78% over just four years to hit $50T. I was going to bring up the possibility back in January, but thought "nah, that's pushing it". But I was just looking at some spreadsheets I created and by my calculations fed debt increased in '08-'11 by 11.3%, 18.8%, 13.9%, and 9%. So, perhaps $50T isn't such a stretch. Nothing particularly significant about $50T, it's just a big milestone. Just like 100% debt-to-GDP was a milestone. Perhaps it's apples to oranges, but Japan has 225% debt-to-GDP. What do you think?