National Debt Hits $18,000,000,000,000

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Dec 02, 2014 1:15 PM
National Debt Hits $18,000,000,000,000

As lawmakers on Capitol Hill prepare for a budget battle near the end of the lame-duck session, the United States has officially crossed the $18 trillion national debt threshold and there are no plans in the works to stop it from reaching $19 trillion next year. 

Under President Obama's tenure, the national debt has increased by 70 percent.