Why has the National Debt Clock gone down in recent months?
Screen captures from Usdebtclock.org from December 16, 2016 and March 26, 2017 show that about a $90 billion decrease in their estimate of the United States national debt.
What explains this?
The picture shows the capture from December 17, 2016.
An since the mini-picture is difficult to read, the numbers are below.
December 17, 2016 - $19,940,878,419,520
March 26, 2017 - $19,853,908,950,754
It is growing steadily again, and some leaps and bounds" are coming. April will see a showdown about the debt ceiling and shutting down the government. Don't expect the Democrats to up the spending limits now that they are not doing the spending.
Ha! Funny, and hopefully not true.
And you know? I can easily see President Trump exercising a veto if not enough folks in Congress agree on it.
Given the pace Congress works at, that might be a cost cutting alternative.
Revenues increased and expenditures temporarily decreased. Congress is not spending as fast, federal jobs are being reduced by attrition, government fines and fees have grown, and some high paying positions have yet to be filled (cabinet posts, judges, etc.) Departments have also been instructed to reduce their waste.
by SheriSapp2 years ago
Why do the liberals insist on more deficit spending when the nation is BROKE?Why do the liberals REFUSE to understand that the deficit spending MUST be stopped or the nation will become premanently bankrupt?
by Jack Lee3 months ago
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by qwark6 years ago
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by Peter D.4 years ago
I am just curious what most people will answer with, but I think I know what the answer is going to be....
by Jack Lee7 months ago
This should be on the front pages of every newspaper...https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/te … 0000-1-dayWhy isn't it?
by crazymom33 years ago
What is the government doing to pay off the national debt? How is it being paid off?
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