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My Turn: Where will Alaska and the US be in 30 years?

...projections that the growth of U.S. potential GDP over the next decades will be slower than...status (defense spending is 5 percent of our GDP).There are always two sides to a coin...costs (the U.S. spends 17 percent of its GDP or 50 percent more per capita than that...
Miller would help build prosperous nation

The United States holds a debt-to-GDP ratio of 94 percent. In addition, GDP cannot be entirely devoted to debt repayment; some must be spent on survival needs. When we reach 100 percent, we will be in the same sinking boat as Greece. How...
Earn your pay

...that the economy will continue to recover slowly, with real GDP growing by 2.0 percent this year and 1.1 percent next year...CBO says debt held by the public would rise to 94 percent of GDP in 2022 - the highest figure since just after this financially...
Red tape rising: 2010's record flood of regulation

...43 major rules that will cost Americans a whopping $26.5 billion annually - the highest amount on record and more than the GDP of some 90 countries. This torrent of regulation would be problematic under any circumstances. But it is particularly detrimental...
Legislative roundup: Feb. 2, 2014

...unsustainable fiscal path," Keller said in a statement. "The national debt recently surpassed $17 trillion and our debt-to-GDP ratio is well past levels considered to be healthy for long-term economic growth and stability." Both parties ready to repeal...
Congressional candidate Forrest Dunbar talks issues

...budget picture in general?The good news is the budget deficit has fallen in the last four years and is now at about 4 percent GDP and continues to fall. I don't think the budget deficit at this point is the primary problem in American politics or society...
Slack Tide: Russian death cookies: The 2014 Sochi Winter Games

...Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga and Zimbabwe, six of the seven countries making their debuts this year (note: it also exceeds the GDP of the seventh, Paraguay, by $13 billion). Oh, well. That's what you get for putting Faberge eggs and beluga caviar...
My Turn: Budgets in Washington, D.C. and Juneau

...President Obama took office, the federal deficit was 10 percent of GDP, an unsustainably high number. Meanwhile, the economy was...annual deficit. This year, the deficit is 5.3 percent of GDP, a 49 percent reduction compared to when Obama took office...
Hitting 400 ppm in CO2 marks a milestone for the millions. What is our response?

...loss for these events exceeds $700 billion. It has been estimated that at least 1/3 of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is weather and climate sensitive, a potential impact of $4 trillion/year (in 2008 dollars), after inflation adjustment...
My turn: Trick or treat: 142 trillion-pound monster back from the grave nightmare. According to OECD data, America's deficit to GDP ratio was second worst worldwide in 2010 and 2011 and fourth...2012. The World Economic Forum also ranked America's debt to GDP ratio as 140th out of 144 nations, fifth worst in the entire...


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