According to the October data, the size of the US debt was $ 19.9 trillion. The annual increase - $ 1.7 trillion. If we assume that in 2001, the increase amounted to $ 14.1 trillion - on materials AMarkets.
2012 - an important point in the history of US debt. For the first time in the last sixty years, the scale of loan burdening the US economy has exceeded 100% of GDP. But there is one thing: against the background of low interest rates to maintain even a very large debt is easy. In 2015, the debt service cost America $ 430 billion For example -. In 2007, interest payments were spent $ 450 billion Despite the fact that in 2007 the debt has increased by as much as $ 10 trillion.. It can be said that the United States every year to pay all the smaller amount for the use of other people's money. In 2015, the country has paid an amount of 2.4% of gross domestic product. And it is against the 3.3% that took place at the start of the millennium. And all because of what? Due to QE. According to the October data, the United States pays an average of 2.22% in interest. This 16-year minimum! If the Fed did raise rates, the cost of debt service will increase. Since the US will have to borrow money on the basis of the rate increase. Another problem - the growth in yields on Treasuries background of falling prices. If Treasury debt yields will enter confidently bullish direction, and the Fed will increase the rate, America will have hard times. The increase in interest rates by two points leads to an increase in loan payments in half.
In this situation, America will save only inflation. Rising prices devalue the US debt.