Defeating the debt

Citizens Against Government Waste and Americans for Prosperity Foundation: “The national debt has grown at a steady rate since 1980, regardless of which party controlled the White House and Congress. In January of 2012, the total amount of U.S. debt surpassed the total size of the U.S. economy — over $15.17 trillion.”

That’s right. It would take everything America produces for one year to retire the national debt. Learn more in this Need to Know briefing from Americans for Prosperity Foundation.