August 27, 2016 10 Commentson
When Obama took office, our national debt was $10.6 trillion; as of today, it stands at over $19 trillion. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has issued a report that states our national debt will reach $28.2 trillion over the next ten years. The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Outstanding federal debt is projected to hit $28.2 trillion over the next decade, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office. At the end of this year, outstanding federal debt is expected to climb to $19.4 trillion and to rise by $8.8 trillion in the next ten years. The federal government’s budget deficit, which is the difference between how much money the government spends and how much money it takes in through tax collection, will be $590 billion by the end of 2016, $152 billion more than the previous year. Government spending is projected to increase by 5 percent, or $178 billion, while government revenue is projected to increase by less than 1 percent, or $26 billion.