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US national debt is now over $20 trillion

US national debt 20 trillion

The United States has now officially accumulated a $20 trillion debt. The ceiling was broken after the White House allowed the Treasury to borrow more money. As of Tuesday, the American national debt stood at $20.16 trillion, according to the US Debt Clock website. This is almost $62,000 per person …

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United States national debt reaches $19 trillion

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The national debt hit $19 trillion for the first time ever on Friday, and came in at $19.012 trillion. It took a little more than 13 months for the debt to climb by $1 trillion. The national debt hit $18 trillion on Dec. 15, 2014. That’s a slightly stepped-up pace …

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US national debt hits $18 trillion, 70% increase under Obama

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The national debt increased $32 billion dollars in one day to surpass $18 trillion on November 30. That’s a 70% gain under President Obama, who inherited a $10.6 trillion debt when he took office. Keep in mind, Obama was elected in part on the promise of addressing the national debt. …

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Iceland sticks it to international bankers and writes off massive mortgage debt

Iceland

Iceland’s government has announced that it will be writing off up to 24,000 euros ($32,600) of every household’s mortgage, fulfilling its election promise, despite overwhelming criticism from international financial institutions. The measure was introduced by the country’s prime minister, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, the leader of the Progressive Party which won …

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Why This Is The Right Time For Debt Forgiveness

Human beings are allowed to go bankrupt. Some of them don’t want to go bankrupt, but in many cases, it’s the best thing for them to do in the face of the overwhelming debts they’re attempting to repay. The alternative to bankruptcy is to spend the rest of their life …

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The $1.25 trillion US national security state budget, taxpayers money wasted

US national security state budget taxpayers money wasted

In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the largest military budgets in American history, topping peak levels reached during the Korean and …

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Australia’s household debt-to-income ratio is at an all-time high

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The Bank for International Settlements has warned that record household debt levels amassed in the past decade have left Australians among the most vulnerable to a sharp rise in global interest rates. According to the Reserve Bank of Australia, household debt-to-income ratio for Australia is at an all-time high of 189%. …

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Central banks selling off US debt at record pace

Central Banks selling US debt

In March, central banks from around the world dumped $17 billion in American Treasuries. Since the beginning of the year the sell-off has reached $123 billion, which is the quickest pace since 1978. China sold $7.7 billion in US debt in March, lowering its holding by $26.4 billion since last June. Russia …

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Trump says we could default on the debt or just print money

Donald Trump national debt default

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee of the Republican party, shocked many this week with statements regarding the nation’s enormous debt and the possibility of a default. Even though what he says may be true, for a leading presidential hopeful to be so bearish (perhaps rightfully so) …

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