debt http://wlrn.org en Public Debt On TSE: Counting Up The Dollars And Sense http://wlrn.org/post/public-debt-tse-counting-dollars-and-sense <p></p><p>The debate in Congress over raising the debt ceiling was focused on the $16.7 trillion borrowing limit. That's a huge number that has been increasing rapidly since the Great Recession. The chart above from the U.S. Federal Reserve shows the federally reported public debt jumping from $6 trillion after the 2001 recession to almost $17 trillion this fall. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Tom Hudson 22241 at http://wlrn.org Public Debt On TSE: Counting Up The Dollars And Sense