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Democratic Debate Moderators Ask Zero Questions About National Debt — Again

Peter Hasson on September 12, 2019

Moderators entirely ignored the rapidly expanding national debt in Thursday night’s Democratic debate.

ABC News and Univision journalists Linsey Davis, George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, and Jorge Ramos asked the 10 Democrats on stage a combined zero questions about the debt.

Thursday night’s moderators followed the lead of NBC News’ moderators in the first round of debates and CNN’s moderators in the second round of debates in avoiding the debt issue altogether.

“By the end of this year, federal debt held by the public is projected to equal 78 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) — its highest level since shortly after World War II. If current laws generally remained unchanged, growing budget deficits would boost federal debt drastically over the next 30 years,” the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) warned in a June report.

“Debt would reach 92 percent of GDP by the end of the next decade and 144 percent by 2049. That level of debt would be the highest in the nation’s history by far, and it would be on track to increase even more,” the CBO cautioned.

 

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