10 Myths About Government Debt

Myth 1 is that the government owes “only” $20 trillion. (In reality, it’s much more.) But luckily, Myth 10 is that there’s no way to fix this problem… Prof. Antony Davies explains.

(MOONBATTERY) Most everyone is aware that the federal debt is a serious problem, but most don’t realize how serious, because they believe in some of the 10 myths economics professor Antony Davies of Duquesne University debunks in the video below:

1. The government owes only $20 trillion.
2. The government owes only $150 trillion.
3. Money borrowed from Social Security isn’t really debt because we owe it to ourselves.
4. The government cannot go bankrupt.
5. The government can solve its financial problems by raising taxes.
6. The rich aren’t paying their fair share.
7. The government could settle its debts by selling off assets.
8. The government needs to pay off its debts.
9. The government can just keep borrowing.
10. There is no way to fix the problem.