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Detroit Bankruptcy – “Obviously” Republicans’ Fault

Liz Harrison did a great job of documenting why Detroit filed bankruptcy. She says, “Detroit has been in a state of decline for many years, primarily due to residents and businesses moving out of the city – migration to the suburbs. To make up for shortfalls in revenue, the city has been borrowing not only for day-to-day operational expenses, but ...

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Is the US Going To Need a Bailout?

gdp to debt

In terms of national debt as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the answer is “YES!” How, you ask, do I arrive at that answer? Well, let’s examine the debt as a percentage of GDP in Portugal, Ireland, Greece, and Spain (PIGS), as well as in the US. First, let’s examine the debt as a percentage of GDP in ...

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