Argumentative Essay: The National Debt

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The national debt is the total amount of money owed by the government which is calculated almost like an indivitual’s personal debt. i.e. total assets minus liabilities. Or rather expenses minus income. The unnited states government spend smore than it brings in in Revenue from taxation and so on. The national debt has been a bone of contention between those who want to keep it down by cutting spending (fiscal conservatives) and those who want to spend even more (liberal progressives). The national debt is determined mainly by either a deficit or a surplus via the budget. The united states budget is determined by a politically non-partisan agency called congressional budget office. According to this agency, the United States has not had a balanced
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