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Video: The National Debt Road Trip

Posted: August 26, 2011 at 7:52 am   /   by

Video Description:

How do the Obama deficits compare with past presidents? And how did the national debt get so big anyway. This video tries to answer those questions by looking at the debt as a road trip and seeing how fast different administrations have been traveling.

Historical debt data:

Inflation data:

Future debt data (2010 – 2016):

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