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US National Debt Projected to Reach $141 Trillion by 2054, CBO Warns

US National Debt Projected to Reach $141 Trillion by 2054, CBO Warns

The United States' Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released a concerning projection regarding the future of the national debt, forecasting a staggering increase to over $141 trillion by 2054.

In their latest budget outlook report, the CBO, known for its non-partisan analysis, anticipates that the US GDP will grow to $85.2 trillion within the next thirty years. However, they also foresee that the national debt will balloon to approximately 166% of the GDP, totaling a daunting $141.432 trillion.

This mounting debt poses a significant risk to the US dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency, as highlighted by the CBO’s analysis. They caution that the potential for adverse outcomes, such as increased inflation expectations, could undermine confidence in the dollar’s global dominance.

As of the latest available data, the US national debt has already surpassed $34.64 trillion, indicating a pressing concern for policymakers and economists alike.

The CBO’s projections further suggest that the exponential growth in debt could have detrimental effects on the economy. They argue that as borrowing costs rise, private investment is likely to decline, ultimately impeding economic growth and exacerbating challenges for American workers.

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This decline in private investment, particularly in essential sectors like housing and commercial infrastructure, could lead to reduced productivity among workers. Over time, this could translate into lower compensation and decreased workforce participation, compounding the economic challenges posed by escalating federal borrowing.

The implications of these projections underscore the urgent need for comprehensive fiscal policies and measures to address the growing national debt and safeguard the long-term economic stability of the United States.

Alexander Stefanov

Reporter at CoinsPress

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