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CBO Issues Dire Debt Warning of 'Fiscal Crisis'

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

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    New figures by the Congressional Budget Office released on Monday reveal that over the next 10 years the U.S. debt-to-GDP ratio will double to 78%.

    Over the last four decades America's average debt-to-GDP ratio was 39%. At the end of 2007, federal debt was just 35% of GDP.

    The CBO report says gross federal debt will soar from $17.7 trillion to $27 trillion over the next ten years.

    CBO warned of the dire consequences the nation's debt will have if gone unchecked.

    "Such high and rising debt would have serious negative consequences," says the report. "Federal spending on interest payments would increase considerably when interest rates rose to more typical levels. Moreover, because federal borrowing would eventually raise the cost of investment by businesses and other entities, the capital stock would be smaller, and productivity and wages lower, than if federal borrowing was more limited."

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/14/CBO-Issues-Dire-Debt-Warning-of-Fiscal-Crisis
     
  2. SolaSaint

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    Just print more money.:thumbsup:
     
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    "Witch! Witch! Stone him!!"

    Oh, wait ... it's "warlock," isn't it? Never mind.

    :laugh:
     
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