US Debt Forum Articles

Senate Republicans’ $1 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill Includes Billions for New Fighter Jets, Attack Helicopters, and Missiles

Much of the military spending in the GOP’s HEALS Act replaces funding that was redirected to pay for Trump’s border wall. REASON CHRISTIAN BRITSCHGI | 7.28.2020 5:40 PM The $1 trillion coronavirus relief package released by Senate Republicans this week includes billions of dollars for new weapons and defense projects that appear to have little to do […]

Fitch downgrades US outlook to negative from stable

Yahoo Finance – Washington (AFP) – Ratings agency Fitch on Friday downgraded the outlook for the United States to negative from stable, warning of high debt and deficits made worse by the coronavirus downturn. “The outlook has been revised to negative to reflect the ongoing deterioration in the US public finances and the absence of […]

CPAs 100-Day March to Election Day

CPAs 100-Day March to Election Day CPAs to Educate Voters on Our Country’s Dire Financial Position NEWS PROVIDED BY U.S. Debt Forum  Jul 28, 2020, 08:33 ET SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y., July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Presidential candidates have commenced their 100-day march to election day. The U.S. Debt Forum has also commenced its 100-day march to educate voters […]

What’s behind the national debt?

Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Jun 17, 2020 Heard on: Marketplace Congress has passed more than $3 trillion in coronavirus-related relief legislation, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he’s looking into another bill. Part of the conversation is about what more government spending could mean for the national debt. Here’s what you need to know about how […]

U.S. Debt Crisis Comes into View as Fed’s Balance Sheet Explodes Past $7 Trillion

Wall Street on Parade By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: May 29, 2020 ~ On May 29, 2019, the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet stood at $3.9 trillion. As of this past Wednesday, May 27, 2020, the Fed’s balance sheet had skyrocketed to $7.145 trillion, an increase of 83 percent in one year’s time. But the explosion in […]

HOW MUCH IS THE NATIONAL DEBT? WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT MEASURES USED?

Peter G. Peterson Foundation JUNE 5, 2020 There are three widely used measures of federal debt: debt held by the public, gross federal debt, and debt subject to limit. What are the important differences between those measurements? DEBT HELD BY THE PUBLIC Debt held by the public is the amount that the U.S. Treasury has […]

The national debt is out of control

The Washington Post By Robert J. Samuelson, Columnist May 10, 2020 at 3:40 p.m. EDT   The U.S. Treasury is planning to borrow almost $3 trillion during the second quarter (April to June) of 2020, a figure astounding in its size and implications. About $800 billion of that sum is designated as a financial reserve. If you were told that some […]

Senate passes $484 billion bill that would expand small-business aid, boost money for hospitals and testing

Senate passes $484 billion bill that would expand small-business aid, boost money for hospitals and testing The House plans to vote on the measure Thursday. It would replenish the Paycheck Protection Program, which was overrun with applications. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) called the new legislation “an interim measure” and “a building block,” […]

Senate passes a $484 billion relief package for small businesses and hospitals.

Senate passes a $484 billion relief package for small businesses and hospitals. NYT – April 21, 2020 Video TRANSCRIPT 0:00/1:20 ‘A Stunning Amount Of Money’: Senate Passes Additional Relief Fund The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed legislation providing $484 billion in additional federal aid to help small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. We […]

How Much Can America Spend on the Coronavirus Pandemic?

How Much Can America Spend on the Coronavirus Pandemic? Despite staggering coronavirus-relief outlays in the trillions of dollars, analysts widely believe long-term debt burdens are a better alternative to short-term economic collapse. By Andrew Soergel, Senior Writer, Economics April 21, 2020, at 2:21 p.m. The U.S. government has funneled trillions of dollars into keeping the economy afloat […]