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The National Debt in One Picture

Posted By Kelsey Harris On January 6, 2014 @ 6:30 am In Capitol Hill,Economics,Front Page | Comments Disabled

Congress is beginning its new year with a budget deal that busts right through “caps” [1] it was supposed to have on spending. At Heritage, we want to hold Congress accountable for its tax-and-spend ways, even as Members claim there’s no room to cut [2].

A good place to start is understanding the mountain of debt Americans are already under. Check out and share our infographic below that puts it in perspective.

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Read the Morning Bell and more en español every day at Heritage Libertad [4].

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URLs in this post:

[1] busts right through “caps”: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/12/11/3-things-you-need-to-know-about-congressional-budget-deal/

[2] no room to cut: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/12/30/mb-1230-booze-pole-dancing-luxurious-hotels-top-10-examples-government-waste-2013/

[3] Image: http://blog.heritage.org/2014/01/06/national-debt-one-picture/

[4] Heritage Libertad: http://www.libertad.org/

[5] new poll: http://blog.heritage.org/2014/01/03/new-poll-health-care-reform-americas-top-concern-2014/

[6] what they mean: http://blog.heritage.org/2014/01/04/immigration-reform-step-step-mean/

[7] Turns out it’s not easy: http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_289563/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=C8LvjTNJ

[8] research shows it might leave students unprepared in math and science: http://blog.heritage.org/2014/01/04/common-core-leaving-students-unprepared-math-science/

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