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Why do you care about the national debt?
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Why do you care about the national debt?

The United States is drowning in its national debt and at more than $15 trillion, the debt the highest it’s ever been. Defined in simple terms, the national debt is the total amount of debt owed by the federal government.


With so many other pressing issues to fix in America – poor economy, health care crisis, etc. – we’d like to know: Why do you care about the national debt? Why do you identify with this issue on a personal level? Tell us why the national debt should matter to the next president of the United States.


Turn on your video camera and tell us why the national debt matters to you. The most passionate and well-thought-out responses could be featured on CNN, and even in a one-on-one debate!


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