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Federal debt as a percentage of gross domestic product

Graphic showing the federal debt as a percentage of gross domestic product

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Dangerous curve ahead
Article | Sometimes a chart is worth a thousand editorials. The one we reproduce here, courtesy of the Congressional Budget Office, is one of those. It shows the federal debt throughout U.S. history and the daunting slope of what is likely to happen in the next few decades. The federal debt held by the public...

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