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Is the graph about Debt to GDP just for 2005?


It's total US debt outstanding through the end of 2005. 2006 isn't included since those figures are not out yet.


Wonder if you have a link to the Bloomberg reference on debt levels. I know that Canada has set aside and invested funds for the Canada Pension Plan, while the US has already spent, and will continue to spend, the money borrowed via payroll for Social Security future benefits. Also, the US is running up a debt of about 100 billion or more per year for the Iraq adventure, and these funds are not part of the budget deficit, ie. they are off-budget. I'm curious if Bloomberg's numbers include these items.

That's Public Debt/GDP, NOT Total Debt/GDP, which is completely different (most debt in the US is held by families and businesses).

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