(NetRightDaily) In the past 30 years, the national debt has increased 1,328 percent from $1.1 trillion to $16.3 trillion.

From 1952 to 1982, it nearly quadrupled, from about $250 billion to $1 trillion. And from its 1922 level of $23 billion, it increased by 967 percent.

See a pattern?

What will the national debt be in 2042? An historically “modest” tripling to $50 trillion? Or perhaps a mind-boggling $100 trillion?

But not to worry, says New York Times pundit Paul Krugman. No matter how large it gets, we can’t default on our debt.

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