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YOUR SHARE OF US DEBT: MORE THAN $15,000

March 22, 1993



WASHINGTON

Each person in the United States would have to contribute $15,117 to pay off the accumulated federal, state, and local government debt of $3.8 trillion, according to the Tax Foundation.

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The nonprofit research group reports that the ratio of government debt to gross domestic product has almost doubled from 27 percent in 1980 to 51 percent in 1992.