03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

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

NEW YORK ( -- 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.

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