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National Debt To Increase By $9 Trillion Over Next Decade, $4.8 Trillion Just In Interest Alone

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:45 PM ET

National Debt

Nov. 19, 2009:

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Here's a new way to think about the U.S. government's epic borrowing: More than half of the $9 trillion in debt that Uncle Sam is expected to build up over the next decade will be interest.

More than half. In fact, $4.8 trillion.

Read the whole story: Nov. 19, 2009

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