United States

From taxes to transport: visualizing America's $27 trillion debt

American debt has changed rapidly over the years. Image: Unsplash/Augusto Navarro

Marcus Lu

Financial Writer, Visual Capitalist


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A breakdown of the U.S. debt. Image: Visual Capitalist

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in 1995, the public debt accounted for 63% of the countries GDP. Image: Federal Reserve, U.S. Treasury
Public debt has changed massively in just a four year period. Image: Federal Reserve
Health programs account for $1,121B on mandatory spending. Image: Peter G. Peterson Foundation
National defense accounts for $677B Image: Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Individual income taxes account for 50% of total revenue. Image: Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Veteran benfits and services account for $1.5T of federal spending. Image: Federal Reserve, U.S. Treasury

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