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Deficits/Debt

Can the national debt and deficits ever be paid off?

''From the nation's 18th-century founding until 1971, the dollar was defined as a weight of gold or silver. Americans did business with paper, of course. But these commercial bills and more...

Is the government’s historic deficit spending a fait accompli?

''Ahead of Nov. 5, many Republicans said they would want to secure reductions in federal spending in exchange for voting to raise the debt limit, now at $18.1 trillion.more...

Will the war against ISIS create even larger budget deficits?

''It appears that we're in an aerial war against ISIS.  This will be extremely expensive and will create even larger budget deficits.  Washington has an election coming up more...

Will politicians continue, or even increase, deficit spending?

''Anyone watching last week's debate over the Republican budget resolution would have experienced  deja vu, as the debate bore a depressing similarity to those of previous years.  Once again, more...

Why won’t politicians curb deficit spending?

'Warfare, Welfare, and Wonder Woman -- How Congress Spends Your Money Supporters of warfare, welfare, and Wonder Woman cheered last week as Congress passed a one trillion dollar 'omnibus' appropriation more...

How much did the true debt obligations of the US government increase in 2013?

''The nation's budget deficit and debt are exponentially higher than what our politicians say they are.  None of the headline figures used as the basis of public discourse have more...

Is the US facing an inevitable national debt and deficit crisis?

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office keeps warning that the federal budget is on an unsustainable path, recently projecting that the debt held by the public as a share of nominal more...

Is the Washington spending deficit crisis slated to get worse?

''Within a few weeks congressional Republicans and Democrats will again square off over how much the U.S. government should tax and spend, possibly for years to come if a more...

Is government debt too great to be paid without devaluing currencies?

''The fundamentals in the US and the world are enough to turn your hair gray. Debt worldwide is out of control. Total debt to GDP in most countries in the more...

Will the White House refuse to reduce the growth rate of government?

''Despite what the media and politicians would have us believe, the United States did not collapse last Friday when the package of spending reductions known as 'sequestration' went into effect.more...

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