By 2050, interest costs are projected to be more than three times what the federal government has historically spent on R&D, infrastructure, and education combined

May 2, 2016 SOURCE: OMB, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2017, February 2016; CBO, The 2015 Long-Term Budget Outlook, June 2015, and PGPF calculations.

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