STILL LURK­ING: THE FED­ERAL DEBT

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

It’s out of the head­lines, but the Com­mit­tee for a Re­spon­si­ble Fed­eral Bud­get of­fer this re­minder to Amer­i­cas:

“$12,752,783,777,181.51 That is the debt held by the pub­lic. As of Septem­ber 29, the fed­eral gov­ern­ment has racked up over $12.7 tril­lion in debt, in­clud­ing about $800 bil­lion in FY 2014 alone. As a share of GDP, debt has in­creased from 72 per­cent to nearly 74.5 per­cent this year. This to­tal is higher than debt has been at any point other than dur­ing World War II and the

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