1. T

    Trump on tariffs: We need them to reduce the national debt

    Wow. Indicative of a man that has absolutely no understanding of the basic realities of this world, Trump makes the odd claim, in a tweet, that tariffs will help pay down the national debt. And will reduce taxes on Americans. That is simply amazing. Paying down the debt and reducing taxes...
  2. R

    Russia dumps 84% of US debt.

    The responses will be interesting.
  3. knight

    Real men prefer debt free women with no tattoos...

    Conservative Christian minister advises women to avoid higher education and tattoos if they want to catch a man. Lori Alexander is a conservative Christian minister and author who teaches women that they should be “sober, love and obey their husbands, love their children, be chaste, discreet...
  4. BigLeRoy

    U.S. Corporations Have Never Been So Far In Debt

    Just another deeply worrying sign about the economy, another storm cloud on the horizon: The $6.3 trillion debt binge: American companies have never owed this much America is in another massive debt bubble, folks. Consumers are spending like crazy...
  5. BDBoop

    Donald Trump’s debt to Deutsche Bank

    Anybody else wondering if there's a connection? Financial Times Think this might be another piece of the puzzle why Trump is gunning for Maxine? So many questions. I thought I had heard at some point in the last six months that Deutsche Bank had, in fact, turned over the requested records...
  6. Arkady

    Deficits and Debt

    This is based on something I posted earlier as a response in a thread, but I thought it might be interesting for general consumption, since it's not widely understood. Why do deficits not equal the change in the debt? For example, how is it possible that we can run a $600 billion deficit...
  7. Darkman

    National debt tops $21 trillion for first time ever

    National debt tops $21 trillion for first time ever --- Do we still have to keep count, you mean ...
  8. Friday13

    US government set to borrow nearly $1 Trillion FY 2018

    Reagan, Bush43, tRump..."conservatives" blowing up the debt/deficit AGAIN... US government is set to borrow nearly $1 Trillion this 84% jump from last year
  9. MaryAnne

    Debt Increase

    By Presidents.
  10. HayJenn

    Tax cuts are rocketing us into the debt ceiling

    The financial doomsday clock is ticking, and, thanks to the massive tax cuts passed by Congress in December, the ticks just sped up. Unless Congress gets its act together, the federal government will default on its debt in a few short weeks. This event would set off a constitutional crisis and a...
  11. cpicturetaker12

    US DEBT amounts by PRES, percentage increase/dollar values

    I'll put this in my signature for future reference. In the meantime, I think everyone should take a look. I'm so GD sick and tired of all the bullshit about OBAMA's debt! It is tedious, partisan, it is vapid and with so little detail, it's useless. Particularly given the DIRE state of the...
  12. Dittohead not!

    on the national debt, picture this...

    A hundred dollar bill weighs one gram. (just a factoid I got from the internet.) Therefore, a thousand of them weigh a kilogram, and a million weigh a metric ton, and are worth 100 million dollars. A billion dollars would be ten times as much, or ten tons, and a trillion would be ten thousand...
  13. Goofball

    Why are Dems worried about the tax cut supposedly adding $1 Trillion to the debt?

    Because the CBO uses static scoring, and assumes NOTHING will change in the economy over the next 10 years, they project the tax bill will add $1 Trillion to the debt over the next 10 years. Naturally, the Dims in DC are apoplectic and shitting themselves over this money. Yet, the same CBO...
  14. L

    DISASTER CAPITALISM ECONOMY PUERTO RICO The Bankers Behind Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis

    The commonwealth’s financial woes didn’t happen by accident—they were the result of decades of public immiseration and private gain. By Michelle ChenTwitter JUNE 8, 2017 Centuries ago pirates prowled the Caribbean brandishing scabbards and rifles; today, they wield fat checkbooks on Capitol...
  15. F

    National debt tops $20 trillion

    No one noticed that the total public debt surpassed $20 trillion?
  16. BYG Jacob

    Trump and Schumer agree to deal that would repeal debt ceiling

    Not sure if this was posted, but this is major news. The GOP base hates raising the debt ceiling even temporarily
  17. TNVolunteer73

    12 year old explains national debt and how it enslaves citizens.
  18. MaryAnne

    Trump Wants Debt Cap Abolished.

    Trump has gentleman's agreement. Trump deal with Schumer, Pelosi to eliminate debt ceiling permanently? - Business Insider
  19. MaryAnne

    McConnell Agrees To Debt Deal.

    Trump considers Republican Leaders as hostile and impotent.
  20. DemoWhip

    Trump sides with Democrats to raise debt limit and fund government for 3 months

    It looks good for a change to see Trump sitting comfortably with Democrats. Of course it has some Republicans fuming but so be it as they can't always win. This just goes to show the power of the Democrats in matters that matter where Trump is seeking their suggestions and to buddy-up with them...