Who Own the US National Debt?

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This pie chart makes it easy to see that, contrary to popular belief, the US is not indebted to foreign countries as much as to ourselves. That's still a lot of debt! The Skeptical Optimist has the statistics, and an enlargable pie chart. Link

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To say that this chart is deceptive is an insult to deceptive - his foreign number is based on outdated info (China's dollar reserves have gone up at least $350Billion since then, not to mention OPEC/Russia oil $), and he ignores the Fed holding securities in accounts for foreigners not for itself - overall, SO is a propagandist, and not one I would quote on even the weather
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Just because someone made a pie chart, doesn't mean it's true. There's an old saying, "Statistics don't lie. Lier's do statistics." A chart can be created to represent just about any viewpoint and/or be modified based on the data the statistician uses.
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