#1 " Interest On The Debt will Exceed All Of Medicare By 2018 "
02-17-2011, 09:18 AM
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When a debtorís borrowing costs start to exceed what he spends on necessities such as food and medical care, it might give him pause. Likewise, to understand the federal governmentís growing debt problem, consider these two items from President Obamaís Office of Management and Budget (OMB), presented Monday in the presidentís fiscal year 2012 budget proposal: Last year, taxpayers spent more than twice as much on the Medicare program as they did on interest payments on federal debt. But starting in 2018, the federal government will pay more in interest costs than it will spend on Medicare,
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