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Subject:  Re: Dilbert's 1-page personal finance guide Date:  9/23/2013  2:23 AM
Author:  CCinOC Number:  73189 of 78165

The latter is the summation of the former. So they are hardly "entirely different things."

The national debt is increasing because both parties continue to run the nation's business at a deficit--the Democrats more than the Republicans. Republicans are the only ones (finally) sounding the alarm.

There's absolutely no hope of making progress to resolve the national debt when the government runs its business at a deficit. No matter how much the deficit declines, it's still a deficit that adds more to the national debt with (literally) each passing day.

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