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February 1, 2006: Ben Bernanke becomes head of the Fed. Total debt? $8.183 Trillion ($8,183 Billion).

December 12, 2012: Ben Bernanke announces QE Infinity. Total debt? $16.366 Trillion ($16,366 Billion).

Here's the chart of US debt growth under Bernanke's wise hand:

Will it take another whole 6 years to double the debt again?

Somehow, I doubt it.

Tip of the hat to the Tylers:
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