Ten Trillion And Counting

Season 27, Episode 9 of 15

All of the measures by the federal government to stem the tide in the financial meltdown that began with the subprime mortgage crisis have added hundreds of billions of dollars to our national debt. FRONTLINE reports on how this debt will constrain and challenge the new Obama administration, and on the growing chorus, on both sides of the political aisle, that without fiscal reform the United States government may face a debt crisis of its own in years to come that make the current financial problems look almost painless by comparison. Through interviews with the leading experts and insiders in government finance, the film investigates the causes and potential outcomes of and possible solutions to America's 10 trillion dollar debt.

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