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The National Debt:

As the national debt balloons out of control, more money is taken away from the economy to service the debt resulting in less money for road repair, Medicare, Social Security and other services. Since less money is available, a combination of expanded debt, higher taxes and reduced services will be likely.

Are we near the cliff?

This analysis shows the possible catastrophic effects on the economy caused by just a small increase in the interest rate on the national debt.