Our National Debt Bomb

monkeymania's picture

National Debt: Who Cares?

With the national debt of the U.S. just about to hit $23 trillion, it is starting to be talked about like a bomb ready to explode. Donald Trump ran for president on the pledge to "Eliminate the national debt within 8 years". Almost halfway to his self-imposed deadline, it has actually increased.

 

In raw terms, Trump added the second-most debt of any recent president. Obama added about $3.5 trillion in the same amount of time that Trump has added just over $3 trillion according to the latest numbers from the Treasury Department, with the slight difference that Obama took over when the economy was in free-fall and Trump took over when it was very strong. Trump's promise that the tax cuts for the rich would help pay down the debt in this era was obviously complete horseshit.

 

The U.S. is over $3 trillion more in debt than it was when Mr. Trump entered the White House. In nearly three years, it rose 15% — from $19.9 trillion to $22.9 trillion, according to the latest numbers from the Treasury Department. Economists are arguing what the tipping point is that will cause the U.S. economy to simply collapse. Time to buy a bunker, stock it with end-of-world provisions, and buy Alex Jones' supplements. People outside the top 5% will feel it in a big way instantly but it will "Trickle up" to everyone.

 

 

The Prager U vid is 4 months old but well put together.

 

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daftcunt's picture

Did not watch the video but look forward to some of the replies. There are more trustworthy sources on this topic out there.

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monkeymania's picture

Prager U is unbiased and not partisan in any way......I thought the subject alone might invite some discussion but unimportant issues like the national debt are pretty boring and the national debt bomb won't effect anyone as much as video games and pro wrestling.

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backdraft's picture
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I wonder how most countries in the EU manage to give universal health care, social security and free education without going bankrupt. 

 

No, it can't be the defence spending. Look elsewhere.

Kuvahaun tulos haulle us spending pie chart 2019

 

 

 

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle us defence spending

 

Would be nice if the US got their act together because when they go bust, they're going to drag down the rest of the world's economy with them.

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daftcunt's picture

For reference the past years:

Bildergebnis für us 2013 budget by department

Bildergebnis für us 2014 budget by department

Bildergebnis für us 2015 budget by department

Bildergebnis für us 2016 budget by department

Bildergebnis für us 2017 budget by department

Bildergebnis für us 2018 budget by department

Bildergebnis für us 2018 budget by department

 

 

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danmanjones's picture

I'd watch but Prager U videos lower your IQ.

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