# National debt
Explainer: Trump is responsible for the National Debt; 25% occurred under him, most added before Covid pandemic
Donald Trump had a hand in the country having this insane debt because Congress raised the limit like three times under him when he promised to eliminate it during his campaign trails. Let's quickly look at this....
Trump tells GOP don't touch Social Security & Medicare during debt ceiling fight.
2024 GOP presidential candidate, former President Donald Trump sternly laid out a message to House GOP members. He told them do not touch Social Security nor Medicare entitlements programs, as part of the ongoing debt limit faceoff with the Biden White House.
Federal Government reaches debt ceiling limit. Showdown between House GOP and the White House looms.
On Thursday the Treasury Department announced that the country has hit the $31.4 trillion dollar debt limit, and that emergency measures are underway. Now it must be decided what of America's bills to pay and which to not pay at this time.
Opinion: The Media Narratives About Inflation Have Not Been Accurate
It seems as if American citizens are very easy to fool. When I go out in public, I often hear people complaining about “people who don’t work.” There is this perception that all the problems of our country are due to a small population of people who get government money and don’t do anything.
Opinion: The US Military Is Bankrupting the Country
Politicians keep talking about cutting Social Security. They often falsely claim that it’s an “entitlement.”. “Social Security and Medicare, if you qualify for the entitlement, you just get it no matter what the cost,” Johnson said in an interview that aired Tuesday on “The Regular Joe Show” podcast—Ron Johnson suggests Medicare, Social Security be approved on annual basis.
United States' Debt Hits Record High, Surpasses $31 Trillion
For the first time in history, the United States' debt has surpassed $31 trillion. Credit: Visions of America (Getty Images) The climbing national debt comes during a period of historically high inflation rates -- consumer prices rose 8.6% in May 2022 alone -- and global economic uncertainty.