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national debt

noun as in money owed by country

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As political scientist Sarah Kreps has written, we used to finance wars via taxes, but today, we finance wars by adding to the national debt.

When politicians discuss the national debt, the conversation usually centers on raising taxes or cutting spending.

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He pledged to eliminate the national debt within eight years but, after four, expanded it by one of the highest rates in history.

He didn't argue that it would hurt the economy, or get wasted, or penalize today's toddler once they had to confront the national debt.

While Sanders has declared some concern about a national debt that has soared past $20 trillion, his greater worry is about an American underclass that the federal government is failing to help.

Yes, gridlock frustration and national debt nausea are understandable.

He says he plans to focus on the national debt and budget issues, government and tax reform.

Twitter, like the national debt or Lindsay Lohans's sobriety, is in a constant state of flux.

The biggest chunk of that goes to pay interest on the national debt.

But two failed wars and a massive national debt have made their ultra-expensive, ultra-bloody foreign policy vision untenable.

Reduction of national debt, whatever arrangements may be made for it, can only be effected by taxation.

And the check; it did not resemble in size the national debt, as dinner checks usually do in America.

Will not the national debt itself be the means, at least a temptation to continue, if not increase the luxury?

To raise such a sum seemed as impossible to poor Judith as to pay the National Debt.

Though the war had added a hundred millions to the national debt, the burden was hardly felt.


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On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to national debt, such as: budget deficit, funded debt, government debt, and public debt.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.