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They figure the interest cost the U.S. pays to service the debt each year will more than double to 3.1% of GDP by 2016 from 1.3% in 2010.

Net interest expense will triple to an all-time high of $554 billion from $185 billion, Treasury says, meaning we’ll pay more to service our debt than to protect our nation. The defense budget stands at $525 billion.

via Higher Interest Rates Make Defusing Obama Debt Bomb Even More Urgent – Investors.com.

The swine says...

There’s nothing like paying high interest on the interest of the interest.   Berry make George look so thrifty and sane!