Pundits like to talk about how the national debt equals approximately $45,000 per person or even $127,000 per tax payer. Let's look closer.
According to IRS Statistics (slightly dated, but probably still close) 11.8% of the population makes more than $100,000.00 per year. This means 88.2% make less. That same 11.8% of the population is responsible for paying approximately 70% of the taxes.
So 88.2% of the country pays 30% of the taxes.
There are 310 million people in this country. At 11.8% that's 36,580,000 people making more than $100,000 and paying 70% of the taxes. Those 36,580,000 are responsible for about $9,905,000,000,000 of our national debt or $270,776.38 per person.
The remaining 88.2% can relax. You're only responsible for $4,245,000,000,000 or $15,525.57 per person. That's a Honda Civic.