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

Aug 25, 2015 SOURCE: Congressional Budget Office, The 2015 Long-Term Budget Outlook, June 2015; and Office of Management and Budget, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2016, February 2015. Compiled by PGPF.

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