Archive for January 23rd, 2013

Federal Government Debt Undermines the Programs It Finances


Wednesday January 23rd, 2013   •   Posted by Randall Holcombe at 9:08am PST   •   1 Comment

Just looking at the rate at which the federal government’s debt is growing is unnerving. If you’re brave, you can look here. The table shows federal debt on September 30 of each year, the end of the federal government’s fiscal year. The numbers almost speak for themselves. About 37.6% of that debt was accumulated...
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The Major Holders of the National Debt


Wednesday January 23rd, 2013   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 5:25am PST   •   22 Comments

Another fiscal year for the U.S. Government has ended. Let’s take a look at just who the biggest holders of the U.S. national debt were at the end of Fiscal Year 2012: Here’s the overall summary of the data presented in the chart: The information presented in our chart above is preliminary, as the...
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