Wednesday, July 27, 2011

INFOGRAPHIC: Where does our national debt come from? | The White House

More data to keep in mind, if you live in the United States, while you wait for your representative’s Web site to come back on-line (via James Fallows)

One of the fundamental things to understand when considering the debate about reducing our national debt is how we accumulated so much in the first place.

To explain the impact various policies have had over the past decade, shifting us from projected surpluses to actual deficits and, as a result, running up the national debt, the White House has developed a graphic for you to review and share:

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INFOGRAPHIC: Where does our national debt come from? | The White House

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