The following is a timeline of "Debt Days" since 2002 -- the year the U.S. government stopped running surpluses and started running deficits again. Debt Day is a symbolic day that marks when the government spends all its projected revenue for the year. 

2002: Sept. 2

2003: July 29 

2004: July 27 

2005: Aug. 14 

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2006: Aug. 27 

2007: Sept. 9 

2008: Aug. 5 

2009: April 26 

Source: Office of House Minority Leader John Boehner/Congressional Budget Office