Ten Trillion and Counting

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All of the federal government’s efforts to stem the tide of the financial meltdown have added hundreds of billions of dollars to an already staggering national debt, a sum that is expected to double over the next 10 years to more than $23 trillion. In Ten Trillion and Counting, FRONTLINE traces the politics behind this mounting debt and investigates what some say is a looming crisis that makes the current financial situation pale in comparison.

Chapter 1: What Obama Inherited

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Chapter 2: Bush’s Economic Agenda

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Chapter 3: Politics and the Mounting Debt

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Chapter 4: Partisan Politics in a Time of Crisis

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Chapter 5: “The Greatest Threat is Health Care”

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Chapter 6: Obama’s Budget

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