Even Under A President Clinton, The National Debt Would Still Go Up

But her current policies wouldn't speed up the current rate of increase.
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"I pay for everything I am proposing. I do not add a penny to the national debt," Hillary Clinton said at the last presidential debate.

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That's something Clinton has said a few times now. The problem is, it's not completely accurate. 

According to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, with Clinton's plans, the national debt would rise from about $14 trillion to $23 trillion in 10 years. That's a $9 trillion difference. 

What's probably more accurate is for Clinton to say her plans wouldn't really speed up our national debt increase — that it wouldn't get any worse than it's already projected to get. 

That same analysis found Donald Trump's plan would speed up the national debt increase — from $14 trillion to $28 trillion. 

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