Tagged With Federal Debt

Ted Cruz says the swelling national debt will reemerge as a major concern for Republicans


Ted Cruz claimed that Trump didn't promise to cut the federal debt. But eliminating it was a major part of the president's 2016 campaign — and he hasn't come close.


Trump boasts the economy reached historic heights during his first term. Here are 9 charts showing how it stacks up to the Obama and Bush presidencies.



The US dollar won't crash despite the economy's $16 trillion pandemic debt pile, economist Larry Summers says


The US federal deficit surges to record $3.1 trillion for 2020 amid unprecedented stimulus spending


US government debt will reach nearly twice economy's size in 2050, Congressional Budget Office says



Trump is campaigning that he's kept 'every single one' of his promises. Here are 5 kitchen-table economic pledges he's failed to fulfil.


'It's absolutely a bad-faith argument': Rep. Ocasio-Cortez slams Republicans for invoking the $25 trillion federal debt as a reason to restrain government spending


Trump's chief of staff Mick Mulvaney just admitted Republicans are total hypocrites on cutting the federal deficit


'Who the hell cares about the budget?': Trump tears into critics of mounting federal spending and debt under his watch


Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen says it's OK for the US to add to its $23 trillion debt pile — as long as it's used to pay for climate change and education programs


Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman says the US's current $23 trillion federal debt is 'not a serious problem'



The national debt just barreled past $23 trillion. Here's how Trump's $3 trillion portion compares to Obama, Bush, and Clinton.


Trump and congressional Democrats' budget agreement could add $1.7 trillion to the soaring federal debt


Paul Ryan says one of his biggest regrets is the ballooning federal deficit. The evidence shows he has himself to blame.


Trump is suddenly obsessed with the ballooning federal deficit after his signature legislative victories caused it to explode



The US will issue over $1.3 trillion in new debt in 2018, the highest amount since the depths of the recession


Americans hate Republicans' idea to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to bring down the soaring deficit. And they have another idea the GOP won't like.


One of Republicans' biggest promises about their tax law is coming apart at the seams


The US budget deficit ballooned to $779 billion this year, the highest since 2012, driven by Trump's tax law and the massive budget deal