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Congressional Budget Office

What about the national debt?

There are just weeks left in this 2016 presidential primary season. And as political pundits continue to focus on which candidate has momentum or which party is more likely to have a contested convention this summer, Marylanders and the rest of the country shouldn't lose sight of a critical issue that the candidates keep virtually ignoring: our ballooning national debt.

When the next president takes office in January, he or she will face a frightening fiscal outlook, with budget deficits and our national debt rising as far as the eye can see. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, deficits — the difference between spending and revenue in a given year —...