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Examiner Editorial: Six reasons why the national debt keeps growing

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"The bottom line remains the same as it was last year,” Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf told reporters Sept. 17, when the CBO released its latest Long-Term Budget Outlook. The national debt is $17 trillion and counting but not for much longer, Elmendorf said, because “the federal budget is on a course that cannot be sustained indefinitely.” Congress knows it must...

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