credit & debt

Where Clinton and Trump Stand on the Public Debt

Neither candidate has published a plan on getting the country out of debt, but paying down the debt remains an issue important to voters.

Key differences: Trump has proposed cutting the $19 trillion U.S. debt by giving bondholders less than the face value of the money owed to them. Clinton doesn't have a specific plan for paying down the national debt, although she would pay for new programs by raising taxes on the wealthy. Neither candidate has put forth a plan for paying down the debt.

Sarah Smith contributed to this report.

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