U.S. national debt hits $16T; GOP critical

U.S. national debt hits $16T; GOP critical

By ANDREW TAYLOR The Associated Press
Published Sep 4, 2012 04:33PM MDT
Washington • The national debt has topped $16 trillion as chronic government deficits have piled more than $50,000 worth of debt onto federal ledgers for every man, woman and child in the United States. Barack Obama’s GOP rivals used the grim but expected news to blast the president for the government’s dreadful fiscal performance over his 3 1/2 years in office. Obama has presided over four straight years of trillion dollar-plus deficits after inheriting a weak economy from his predecessor, Geor...
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