As children are heading back to school, it's a good time to get educated on the national debt. Our resources answer your basic questions and promote an informed discussion.
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28 August 2014 - Recent falling budget deficits have caused some to question whether the national debt is still a problem (we previously covered the difference between the deficit and debt). But the long-term debt remains a serious issue and starting to deal with it sooner rather than later has palpable benefits.
28 August 2014 - Maya MacGuineas takes Crossroads GPS to task in a Wall Street Journal “Think Tank” column for running ads attacking Democrats for supporting Simpson-Bowles. The right has long bemoaned the lack of support on the left for entitlement reform, but now is criticizing those Democrats who support reform as part of a comprehensive debt deal.
27 August 2014 - On Wednesday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the August update of its annual Budget and Economic Outlook. The latest numbers confirm what the budget watchdog has been saying as of late – that deficits will come down in the next couple of years, but will then begin rising again and the national debt continues to be on an unsustainable course.
27 August 2014 - Continuing our Back-to-School series on key fiscal issues, we look at the difference between the deficit and the debt. The terms are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing.
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