Comments for: National debt hits $16 trillion; GOP critical

Posted Sept. 04, 2012, at 10:25 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department said Tuesday that the national debt has topped $16 trillion, the result of chronic government deficits that have poured more than $50,000 worth of red ink onto federal ledgers for every man, woman and child in the United States. The news was greeted with a …

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