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Subject:  Re: Chart of Federal Debt (1797-2010) Date:  6/10/2011  3:41 PM
Author:  LONGREITS Number:  32927 of 36670

Interesting chart. In isolation, doesn't mean much. You need to look at the debt in relation to the country's earning capacity - GDP. Otherwise, it's like saying Walmart has a lot of debt - and they do in an absolute sense, 56 billion - but not really when you look at their 25B a year in operating cash flow.
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