Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Daily Reminder: National Debt

Last week I posted the total national debt, the $16T that is commonly reported in the media. According to the US Treasury much of that is "held by Government trust funds, revolving funds, and special funds; and Federal Financing Bank securities." Many economists argue that the debt held by the public is a more useful measure of the nation's liability:

Obama's Record: National Debt
Data source: US Treasury

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