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.
In honor of back-to-school season, here’s a little history lesson.
Children are returning to school full of questions about various topics. Adults have lots of questions too, but we don’t usually have a teacher around to answer them for us. Fortunately, there is a handy resource available to answer your queries, at least when it comes to questions about the national debt.
It’s back-to-school time for our youth. We figure it’s also a good time to go back to school on the national debt, since there are still lots of questions and misinformation out there. So, this week we will look at the basics on key topics relating to the debt and our federal budget situation. Our first primer deals with the different debt numbers that are being thrown around.
Myths about the national debt hang around like the humid air in Washington this time of year, stifling progress on addressing our fiscal challenges. In order to usher in some fresh air, we debunk many of these myths and present the facts in our latest publication.