The Debt
  • U.S. President Trump answers questions from the news media in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington

    Trump: ‘Boneheads’ at the Fed Should Drop Interest Rates to Zero, or Lower

    By Michael Rainey

    President Trump blasted the “boneheads” at the Federal Reserve Wednesday for failing to reduce interest rates to zero or below. “The Federal Reserve should get our interest rates down to ZERO, or...

  • Mark Sanford speaks at the LPAC conference in Chantilly, Virginia

    Trump Gets a Fiscally Focused Challenger

    By Michael Rainey

    Mark Sanford announced Sunday that he is running for president, becoming the third Republican to challenge President Trump for the nomination in 2020. The former South Carolina congressman said he...

  • As Debt Costs Rise, Governments Turn to Health Care for Savings

    By Michael Rainey

    High levels of government debt spur governments to rein in health care costs, according to a new report from economists at Goldman Sachs. And efforts to reduce health care inflation may help explain...

  • A photo illustration shows U.S. Dollar and euro banknotes in Vienna March 16, 2015.     REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

    Chart of the Day: Comparing Debt Costs

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The U.S. stands out from other developed countries when it comes to the cost of its government debt. Bloomberg’s Justin Fox says that the interest burden of government debt is both larger in the U.S...

  • A sign marks the U.S Treasury Department in Washington

    Should the US Issue 100-Year Bonds?

    By Michael Rainey

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that the U.S. is considering issuing ultra-long U.S. bonds – debt in 50- or 100-year durations. “If the conditions are right, then I would anticipate...

The Debt Directory

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