debt

Payday Loans Are Bleeding American Workers Dry. Finally, the Obama Administration Is Cracking Down.
February 11, 2015

Such loans seem like easy money for hard-hit workers—but their APR is nearly 400 percent.

Germany's Stubbornness on Greece Is Threatening European Unity
February 11, 2015

The stakes have never been higher. 

Underspending, Not Debt, Is Holding the Country Back
What new CBO projections say about our economic future
January 26, 2015

Listen up, Republicans.

House Republicans Have Voted to Increase the Debt by Nearly $1 Trillion This Year
August 04, 2014

Since January 1, they've passed legislation that would increase the long-term debt by nearly $800 billion.

The Ultimate, Definitive Guide to the Budget Deficit
Step 1: Stop worrying about it so much
July 16, 2014

Step 1: Stop worrying about it so much.

The Hypocritical, Bipartisan Fearmongering of the Fiscal Summit
May 14, 2014

Welcome to the sad, hypocritical end of the austerians

We've Made Huge Progress on the Long-Term Debt
May 06, 2014

It may have hurt the economy, but long-term debt projections are way down.

The Ryan Budget Doesn't Just Sin Against the Poor. It Sins Against Math, Too
April 10, 2014

The budget disproportionately balances the budget with cuts to programs for low-income Americans while leaving seniors unscathed.

Someone Else's Debt Could Ruin Your Credit Rating
Debt collectors are pursuing one in seven Americans—and often screwing up
March 31, 2014

Everyone is susceptible to the scary, careless world of debt collecting. 

Republicans' Favorite National-Debt Researchers Are Now Even More Discredited
February 19, 2014

Severe cuts that stifle the recovery, it turns out, won't make a real difference on our debt. Will Congress listen?

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