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Debt Will Rise Under the Next President

May 9, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Our recent updates and analyses of the fiscal policies of Secretary Clinton, Senator Sanders, and Donald Trump show that debt would rise from today’s level under the plans of each of the three remaining presidential candidates – though by different amounts.

Under Secretary Clinton, we estimate debt would rise to 86 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2026 – roughly in line with current law projections. Under Senator Sanders, we estimate debt would rise to between 94 and 140 percent of GDP, depending on the cost of his healthcare plan. Finally, under Donald Trump, debt would rise to 129 percent of GDP.

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Read the three analyses for more detail: