National Debt Articles


Podcast: When it Comes to Fighting Debt, Don't Do it for the Kids

Hosted by Michael Graham.
4:27 PM, Feb 04, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Meghan Clyne hosted by Michael Graham:


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Football Flyover Banners: $16 Trillion National Debt 'No Bulls###!'

2:08 PM, Nov 01, 2012

Sports fans in some important swing states this weekend will get a last-minute dose of politics with their football. Bankrupting America, a campaign project of the conservative group Public Notice, will be flying two banners over the fields at college and professional football games with messages about the national debt. Check out the banners below:

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Independents Trust Romney to Manage Their Own Budgets

10:03 AM, Oct 22, 2012

Independent voters trust Mitt Romney over Barack Obama by 10 points on the question of which candidate they would trust to "set and manage" their wallet. A new poll by the Tarrance Group for Public Notice, a conservative non-profit, shows 46 percent of independents prefer Romney, while 36 percent prefer Obama, on this question.

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Concerned Vets Ad: A New Low

1:28 PM, Sep 05, 2012

Concerned Veterans of America has a new web video out marking the national debt passing the $16 trillion mark on Tuesday afternoon. The ad focuses on the threat the debt poses to national security, and points out that the "interest on the debt will soon exceed the defense budget." Watch the ad below:

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Club for Growth on Lugar: 'No More'

8:29 AM, Mar 26, 2012

Last week, the Club for Growth purchased airtime in Indiana to run advertisements against Dick Lugar, the six-term Republican senator facing a tough primary election against Indiana state treasurer Richard Mourdock.

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Unhealthy Debt

Real health care reform is the only way out of our budget woes.
Aug 08, 2011

From beginning to end, the debt crisis talks have come down to a struggle between advocates of tax increases and champions of domestic discretionary spending cuts. This important dispute has been at the heart of our politics for decades, and without question our out-of-control discretionary budget has a lot to do with the size of today’s deficit and debt. But it has little to do with tomorrow’s deficits and debt​—​that is, with the unprecedented oncoming explosion of federal spending and borrowing that terrifies our creditors and gravely threatens our future prosperity.

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