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A first: National debt passes $18 trillion

Dec 2, 2014
That's twelve zeros.
Posted In: trillion, national debt, Obama

That one time when U.S. debt was zero

Jan 7, 2014
Economic historian John Steele Gordon describes the only time in American history that a president erased the federal debt.
Posted In: debt, history, national debt, Andrew Jackson

Who does the U.S. actually owe $16.7 trillion to?

Oct 2, 2013
Although we often think of our debt as owed to foreign countries, in reality, America owes a lot of money to ourselves. Even regular Americans indirectly own a large chunk of our national debt.
Posted In: debt ceiling, national debt, 401(k), retirement plans, default

A CEO manifesto on debt and deficit

Oct 25, 2012
CEOs from across the country are asking Congress to figure out how to decrease the deficit. But how pure are their intentions?
Posted In: ceo, deficits, national debt

Deficit cutting vs. social spending: Finding a balance

Mar 12, 2012
Commentator Liz Herman says we need to find a way to both reduce the deficit and spend the right amount on social services.
Posted In: budget deficit, national debt, social services, government spending

Buffett ready to match GOP tax donations

Jan 18, 2012
The billionaire will match the contributions made by Rep. Scott Rigell to pay down the national debt. But he's still waiting for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to make a contribution.
Posted In: debt, national debt, Warren Buffett