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Corruption Perceptions Index. A Decade of Tax Cuts and Deficits. The U.S. national debt’s path from $5.8 trillion in 2001 to $15.9 trillion as of Aug. 1, plus two opposite scenarios for how Congress could deal with the impending fiscal cliff.

A Decade of Tax Cuts and Deficits

Photograph by Nicolas McComber/ISTOCK; Data: Congressional Budget Office, Congressional Research Service. Looking back, ahead at federal taxing, spending. Looking back, ahead at federal taxing, spending By John Waggoner, Julia Schmalz, Joshua Hatch and William Couch, USA TODAY This tax calculator will give you a rough idea of your federal tax bill — and where your tax money went — from 1940 through 2010.

Looking back, ahead at federal taxing, spending

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