The national debt was $15,000 down and only $4 trillion to go after an envelope stuffed with cash was left anonymously at an Internal Revenue Service office.
The $15,000 was found Friday with these instructions: `` 'Apply this to reduce the national debt,' ' said John Hummel, district director of the Detroit IRS. ``We were pretty surprised. It was a good chunk of money.'The envelope was left on the chair of a worker who walked away from her desk briefly.
The money will be transferred to the Treasury Department and applied toward the national debt. ``We appreciate it,' Hummel said.