The National Debt in One Picture

Congress is beginning its new year with a budget deal that busts right through “caps” it was supposed to have on spending. At Heritage, we want to hold Congress accountable for its tax-and-spend ways, even as Members claim there’s no room to cut.

A good place to start is understanding the mountain of debt Americans are already under. Check out and share our infographic below that puts it in perspective.



Article originally printed at The Foundry (

by Kelsey Harris, 1/6/2014


One thought on “The National Debt in One Picture

  1. This is a fabulous illustration… it really helps to put things into perspective, which is both enlightening and terrifying.

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