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  • National Student Debt

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    the end students seeking higher education graduate with enormous debt, creating a larger burden on the economy and those struggling to pay off these bills. If the situation concerning the national student debt is not handled correctly then this

  • The National Student Loan Debt

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    just added to the national student loan debt. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, college debt now ranks second in the greatest debt owed besides a home mortgage. Unfortunately, the affordability of obtaining a post-secondary education no longer exists. Americans are now faced with over $ 1 trillion dollars in student debt. With such a huge escalation in college debt, we are facing a generation where over 50% of graduates will owe debt (McDaniel). While having debt after graduation

  • National Debt Causes

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    The Causes and Effects of the U.S. National Debt In a recent article by Nathan Bomey in USA Today, he makes the point that as the remaining presidential candidates make their way to Detroit for yet another debate, the financial collapse of the once thriving city should serve as a “red flag” for America. In 2014 the city of Detroit was forced to file for the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history with a debt of over $7 billion. Bomey reiterates that, “as a consequence of Detroit’s borrowing

  • The Debt Of The National Debt

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    The National Debt consists of the total debt accrued by local, state and federal. Public debt is essentially the federal debt, thus compiling the staggering number that already exists. The debt deficit to me is astonishing. Currently, the total public debt in the United States, as of December 16, 2015, is $18,788,138,221,346.49. This includes $13,600,726,418,253.26 debt held by the public and $5,187,411,803,093.23 by intergovernmental holdings (usgovermentdebt, 2015). High GPD is not anything new

  • National Debt Decrease

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    The approximate amount of America’s national debt is about 19 trillion US dollar. The approximate figure is about $19, 939, 707, 330, 425. I think it’s very important to reduce the huge amount of National Debt. Because this huge amount of Debt is creating a big burden for the upcoming generation. Comparatively, almost half of this huge debt is owed by the federal government in many ways such as Treasury Bills, Treasury notes, Treasury Bonds etc. (*1). It seems like government is spending more than

  • Essay on National and World Debt Crisis

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    so has the accumulation of national and world debt. Countries all over the world are facing debt crises, brought on by the credit collapse in the year of 2008. Community services, local jobs, and over employment are being cut and local possessions are being sold, in a last ditch effort to balance budgets that cannot be stabled. The reason the budgets are so out of line are because the flow

  • The Value Of The National Debt

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    The Actual National Debt When the economists talk about the national debt, they talk about the ratio of the national debt to the Gross Domestic Product. Well, why do they compare those two concepts, instead of just giving us the sum of the national debt? In order to answer this question we will have to define what is the national debt, and what is the GDP. The National Debt The National Debt is the sum of all past federal deficits, minus any surpluses. (Rittenberg, L. and Tregarthen, T., 2012). To

  • The U.s. National Debt

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    U.S. national debt is very large at more than three-quarters the size of the economy—and growing federal spending, especially on entitlements, is quickly driving the debt to damaging levels. Federal spending was about 23 percent of the GDP in 2012—far above the historical average of 20.2 percent. It is projected to surge to nearly 36 percent in less than one generation. The government debt must be limited in some way or else our economy will face devastating consequences. The government debt has had

  • National Debt And Debt Of The Federal Government

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    National debt, the accumulated debt of the federal government, has always been a major political issue for the government. The United States has always been in debt, in fact, we started out in debt. In 1977, The Continental Congress needed to borrow money to continue the Revolutionary War. As the years went by, and more presidents took office, the national debt increased. As of September 1, 2016, the United States national debt was listed to be $19.5 trillion. With all the national debt, the government

  • US National Debt

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    The US National debt approaches 20 trillion dollars, and no large measures are in place to slow its increase. Addressing the debt problem will require the American people to sacrifice either their money, or the promises that the government gave to them. The American people and their government must be responsible and address the debt problem now, before it becomes unmanageable in the future. The history of the egregiously high national debt is fairly recent. During Bill Clinton’s presidency, Congress

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