PBS NewsHour 'Red Ink': Understanding Why the U.S. Has So Much Debt
'Red Ink' in the Federal Budget: Understanding Why the U.S. Has So Much Debt Details
Program: PBS NewsHour
Episode: 'Red Ink': Understanding Why the U.S. Has So Much Debt
With a federal budget of $3.6 trillion, a deficit of $1 trillion and a total debt of $16 trillion, it can be difficult to fully comprehend where all this money comes from and what the U.S. government spends it on. Paul Solman talks to The Wall Street Journal's David Wessel about his new book "Red Ink," a primer to the budget.
Premiere Date: 10/25/2012
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: E
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