Sunday Economic Comedy: Time Warp Back to 1982

October 7th, 2012
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The budget in 1982 was $600 billion, and the national debt was around a trillion.   This was fodder for comedy.  Would anyone have believed that USA citizens would be facing $3.7 trillion government spending and $16 trillion debt 30 years later?

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  1. Richard says :

    Should be 30 years later...

  2. admin (Member) Email says :

    thanks for the heads up - article has been corrected. i guess i am not good at subtracting dates in my head :)

    steven hansen



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