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Sixteen trillion in debt

The milestone was passed today, on the first day of the Democratic National Convention: the United States is now $16 trillion in debt, $5.4 trillion worse than when Barack Obama took office.  The Republican National Committee prepared a video commemoration of this momentous event:

http://www.youtube.com/v/7UEDJncZbh4?version=3&hl=en_US

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Sixteen trillion in debt

The milestone was passed today, on the first day of the Democratic National Convention: the United States is now $16 trillion in debt, $5.4 trillion worse than when Barack Obama took office.  The Republican National Committee prepared a video commemoration of this momentous event:

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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