FACT CHECK: Does Puerto Rico Have ‘Billions’ In Debt?

Politics | Kush Desai
Two powerful hurricanes added to Puerto Rico's debt woes. Salinas, Puerto Rico, September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Puerto Rico’s astonishing nominal debt level, moreover, stands in the face of its relatively small economy.

National Debt Tops $20 Trillion For The First Time In History

Business | Robert Donachie
WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 14: The words "In God We Trust" are seen on U.S. currency October 14, 2004 in Washington, DC. Although the U.S. constitution prohibits an official state religion, references to God appear on American money, the U.S. Congress starts its daily session with a prayer, and the same U.S. Supreme Court that has consistently struck down organized prayer in public schools as unconstitutional opens its public sessions by asking for the blessings of God. The Supreme Court will soon use cases from Kentucky and Texas to consider the constitutionality of Ten Commandments displays on government property, addressing a church-state issue that has ignited controversy around the country. (Photo Illustration by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

‘The outstanding public debt is $20,162,176,797,904.13 as of Sept. 8’

A $700 Billion Peacetime Deficit Is A Catastrophe

Opinion | James O'Brien

It’s not too late to turn things around — but soon it might be.

The Delusion That's Bankrupting America

Opinion | Alan Keyes
Attendees sit under the debt clock set in motion to tally the national debt after the chairman of the Republican National Convention (RNC) Reince Priebus gaveled the convention to order at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 27, 2012. (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Trump’s budget doesn’t even include absolute cuts. It just slows the rate of spending increases.

Millennial Interest In Federal Inefficiencies, National Debt On The Rise

Opinion | Adam Kazda
Attendees sit under the debt clock set in motion to tally the national debt after the chairman of the Republican National Convention (RNC) Reince Priebus gaveled the convention to order at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 27, 2012. (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

A recent march madness tournament showed promising signs on the horizon for the millennial generation.

Millennials Don't Care About The National Debt -- Here's Why They Should

Opinion | Natalie De Vincenzi
Attendees sit under the debt clock set in motion to tally the national debt after the chairman of the Republican National Convention (RNC) Reince Priebus gaveled the convention to order at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 27, 2012. (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Studies reveal a dangerous lack of knowledge on this issue.

Gov't Budget Watchdog Says Irresponsible Fed Spending Puts America On Crash Course

Politics | Ethan Barton
Gene L. Dodaro comptroller general of the Government Accountability Office, testifies during a hearing. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)

‘Government’s unsustainable long-term fiscal path’

Every American Family Owes $152K To Pay Off National Debt

US | Richard Pollock
Two transparency groups are urging the Office of Management and Budget to curb earmarking by enforcing an existing executive order. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

‘That is debt you owe just as surely as if it appeared on your credit card statement this month’

New GOP Bill Would Slash Congressional Salaries

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke
Democratic members of Congress rise to their feet for a standing ovation as Republican members remain seated during U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

‘Grand promises of future savings while our national debt continues to skyrocket’

EXCLUSIVE: Secret Fed Docs Show Obama Misled Congress, Public During Debt Limit Crises

Daily Caller News Foundation | Richard Pollock
U.S. President Barack Obama in Omaha, Nebraska, January 13, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

“Treasury apparently directed the New York Fed not to answer valid Congressional oversight inquiries because Treasury knew the answers would expose the dishonesty of the Administration’s public statements,” Report by House Financial Services Committee

Obama Proposes Spending Another $75 Billion We Don't Have

Opinion | David Boaz

The dysfunction is not a potential showdown on Capitol Hill, it’s spending, deficits, and debt.

Harvard study: U.S. government saddles EVERY American worker with $123,000 in debt

Politics | Bethan Owen
Budget Battle Poll

Current US debt stands at $16.7 trillion

GOP lawmakers introduce bill to help Obama, Buffett voluntarily pay more taxes

Politics | Caroline May

‘Liberals in Congress and the White House continue to call for more revenue. Here is their chance’

Conservatives: Obama's budget plan a 2014 vote gambit

Business | Neil Munro

The late budget plan is really an early piece of Obama’s election-day plan for November 2014, say GOP staffers.

Senate 'cliff' deal will push debt to $20 trillion by 2017

Politics | Neil Munro
Obama Fiscal Cliff

The US has a $16.4 trillion deficit right now

Which countries own the most US foreign-held debt? - TheDCNF

US | Betsi Fores
China US Barack Obama

Foreign-held debt reaches new record of $5.5 trillion

To honor veterans, focus on spending restraint, rebuilding economy

Opinion | Pete Hegseth

The top threat to our nation’s security is the national debt.

White House data supports Romney claim that Obama will raise debt to $20 trillion - TheDC

Politics | Nicholas Ballasy
Barack Obama National Debt

But Romney’s plan would still raise debt to $19 trillion by 2016

Romney emphasizes $16 trillion debt as national security threat [VIDEO] - TheDC

Politics | The Daily Caller

“America must lead. And for that to happen, we have to strengthen our economy here at home.’

Motley Fool unveils top 10 most wasteful government-funded programs

Politics | Monique Hamm

The Motley Fool calls out ten of the most wasteful government funded programs