Federal debt as a percentage of gross domestic product
SOURCE: Congressional Budget Office | The Washington Post - July 31, 2010
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...