What is the Debt?

National Deficit vs. National Debt

We talk a lot about our deficit and our debt, and it’s important to understand the difference between the two words. Read more …

Millions, Billions, Trillions: The Big Number Problem

How many millions are in one trillion? Are there one hundred millions in a trillion? One thousand millions? Read more …

How Much Do We Owe?

Our national debt is more than $16 trillion. Read more …

The Debt Ceiling

The debt ceiling is the federal government’s credit limit. Read more …

Who Do We Owe?

Why does it matter who owns our debt? Read more …

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